Samantha Larson, RVT, Practice Administrator

Samantha is originally from Winnipeg, MB, where she graduated from the AHT program at Red River College in 2005. She moved to Calgary 10 years ago to pursue her love of working with horses. She spent 9 years following her passion working at Moore Equine as a Technician and then in the accounting department. A year ago she came to Cochrane Animal Clinic to work as their Practice Administrator and also as a technician.
Sam loves to play baseball, hike and to go horseback riding. Her, her husband, 2 kids and their animals spend almost every weekend out camping, quading and enjoying the outdoors

Stacey Maloney, RVT

Stacey grew up in southern Ontario where she attended Trent University for her BSc before moving to Alberta in 2006 and attending the AHT program at Olds College. She now lives in Crossfield with her husband, 4 horses, 2 donkeys as well as her dog and cat. Stacey is an active member in Alberta’s Competitive Trail Riding club and travels throughout the province for competitions during the CTR season.

Megan Fleming, RVT

Megan grew up in Calgary. In 2005 she took the Veterinary Medical Receptionist Course at Olds College. Not too long after working in the veterinary industry she went back to Olds in 2007 to take the Animal Health Technology program. She loves to spend any spare time riding her horse, running with her dog and traveling whenever she can. She currently resides in Calgary, where she shares her home with her dog Annie.

Lauren Carvell, RVT

Lauren moved to Canada from England in 2007 and graduated from The Animal Health Technology program at Olds College in 2009. She has 4 horses which she trail rides with and uses in a local equestrian drill Team. Lauren lives north of Cochrane on an acreage with her horses and 2 cats Gingy and Hammy.


Leah Potter, Receptionist

Leah grew up in Squamish, BC. After completing the Veterinary Office Assistant Diploma in 2009, she worked in Squamish for 5 years before eventually moving to Calgary in 2014. After working with animals for 7 years, Leah has decided to give the human side of things a try and is currently attending school to become a Registered Nurse. She resides in Calgary, where she shares her home with her boyfriend, and 2 dogs, Rocky and Marge.

Nickie Chouinard, Receptionist

Nickie moved to the Bow Valley from Chase, BC in 2000. For the past 12 years she worked at Bow River Veterinary Centre as an Animal Care Attendant and Vet Assistant. During her time there, she soon re-discovered her love for animal behaviour and became a certified dog trainer in 2011. Although she has worked with and trained countless dogs and cats, she has also worked with a variety of other creatures – two that have made a lasting impression were a teddy-bear hamster called Diana, and Pablo – a 500lb California Sea Lion!
Nickie has recently moved to Cochrane with her partner Joseph. They share their home with two dogs, Denver and Nacho, and three cats Diva, O’Malley, and Hazelnut. When not enjoying time spent at home, Nickie loves to be out horseback riding, practicing pilates, swing dancing, or out on adventures in her Rocky Mountain backyard!