Our Team

Thank you for trusting us with your pet’s care.
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Get to know us!

At Highlands Pet Hospital, we treat your family as if they were our own. We consider it a privilege to be entrusted with the care of your pets and are committed to providing a welcoming experience tailored to you and your pet’s specific needs and lifestyle.

DR. KRISTEN GIBSON

Owner / Veterinarian
Dr. Gibson's Bio

Dr. Kristen Gibson grew up in Saskatoon, where she knew from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Kristen received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from the WCVM, she moved to Lethbridge and joined the Highlands Pet Hospital team in 2012. In July 2019, she purchased Highlands Pet Hospital and is excited to serve the Lethbridge community as a practice owner and veterinarian. Kristen enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and loves working closely with cat and dog owners to ensure that their furry family members are receiving the best care possible. Dr. Gibson lives in Lethbridge with her husband, Kyle; children, Emily and Zachary; their lovable Basset Hound cross, Dexter; and their two mischievous cats, Gus and Mojo. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, running, and playing soccer.

DR. HARRY COZENS

MA (Cantab) VetMB MRCVS DVM
Dr. Cozen's Bio

Having completed his studies at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Cozens decided to settle in Lethbridge. What started as an adventure has now become home, and he has had the pleasure of practicing veterinary medicine here for the past three years. Dr. Cozens has a special interest in small animal medicine, is dedicated to offering high standards of care for his patients and their owners, and practices the highest standard of surgical care. In his spare time, he can most frequently be found snowboarding, snowshoeing, or hiking in the mountains. In early 2019, he and his wife welcomed their first child, a daughter, to the world, and they enjoy all that parenthood has to offer.

MICHELLE COOK

Office Manager
Ms. Cook's Bio

Michelle has been a member here at Highlands since late 2007, and it is her shining face that may greet you as you walk through the clinic doors. We love her calm demeanour and quiet, steadying influence. Michelle and her husband, Shaun, enjoy very busy days running after their three incredibly active boys, Seth, Eli, and Cohen. They share their boisterous home with Daphne, the Old English Sheepdog. Daphne is a picture-perfect playmate for her young companions, fetching for hours on end or doubling as a fluffy footstool and pillow. Recently, Michelle added a rescue kitty named Holly to her family. She was found in a barn with a very injured leg and was surrendered to the clinic for care. Michelle took her home as Christmas surprise for the boys, thus the name Holly! In her spare time, Michelle enjoys reading, running with Daphne, cooking, and doing all things sports-related with her boys.

KATHY BOYLE

Registered Veterinary Technologist
Ms. Boyle's Bio

Kathy is one of our very capable animal health technologists. She graduated from Olds College in 2004 and has been in small animal practice ever since. She loves nutrition and has helped many animals take steps to reach their weight loss goals. We welcomed her in the spring of 2013 after the birth of her first daughter. She, her husband, and two children, Julia and Blake, live in the country and board horses. Deke and Willow call Kathy’s acreage home and earn their keep as hunting dogs in the fall. Deke and Willow are both Brittany Spaniels who love their job so much! The weekends in the summer will find their family camping, golfing, or enjoying the great outdoors.

LEANNE MAY

Registered Veterinary Technologist
Ms. Leanne's Bio

Leanne joined the Highlands team in November 2014. She graduated from the animal health technician program at Olds College in 2011. One of the favourite parts of her job is dentistry; she likes the satisfaction of seeing the before and after transformation! In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her husband, Cody, and their two energetic Golden Retrievers, Charlie and Milo. Leanne likes to go to the gym to keep active and travel all over the world every chance she gets!

BRITTANY SEWERS

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Sewers Bio

Brittany started at Highlands Pet Hospital during the summer of 2014 as part of our receptionist team. She had been working in the veterinary industry for the previous three years and loves the daily interaction between clients and their pets! Brittany takes pride in working as part of the Highlands team by creating a welcoming and helpful atmosphere for all that walk through the front doors of our hospital. Brittany shares her house with Jesse and their three energetic kitty cats: Little Tea, who was adopted as a stray when she was six months old; Mr. Fox, a feisty rescue cat; and their newest long-haired black beauty named Bash! In her spare time, Brittany can be found enjoying one of her many pastimes including running, reading, cooking, and sewing. During the summer months, she spends as much time as possible at her family’s cabin in British Columbia.

Heather Burnett

Veterinary Technician Assistant
Ms. Burnett's Bio
Coming soon!

Kelly Bloomberg

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Bloomberg's Bio
Coming soon!

KEVIN (BACON)

Clinic Mascot
Kevin's Bio

Kevin became part of our Highlands family in March 2017. He was surrendered to us as “Abby” because of reoccurring health concerns that his elderly owner could no longer manage. Initially, we had planned to get Kevin’s health issues under control and then find a new family for him. It wasn’t long, though, before Kevin worked his way into the hearts of all staff members, and parting with him was no longer an option.

Kevin once was a bit of an introvert and preferred to spend his days sleeping in the back, usually in random boxes (his favourite) and giving staff members alternating Jekyll/Hyde spells of love and attitude. He has since become much more personable and now loves to sleep in his cat tree upfront in reception and waits patiently for clients to come over to brush and love on him!

ARIANNA

Clinic Angel (1999-2017)
Arianna's Bio
This beautiful girl came to us from the Lethbridge and District Humane Society shortly after Highlands Pet Hospital opened in 1999. Sadly, Arianna passed away during the summer of 2017, but we know her sweet spirit will be a part of Highlands Pet Hospital forever.