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!

SUE ST. CROIX

Registered Veterinary Technologist
Ms. Sue's Bio
Coming soon!

BRITTANY SEWERS

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Sewers Bio
Brittany started at Highlands Pet Hospital during the summer of 2014. She has been working in the veterinary industry for 9 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 everyone who visits our office. Brittany shares her house with her boyfriend Jesse and their 3 pets: Little Tea, a feisty tortoiseshell who was adopted as a stray when she was six months old; Bash, a longhaired little sweetheart; and their newest addition, a senior miniature dachshund named Ginger! In her spare time, Brittany can be found enjoying one of her many pastimes including reading, cooking, gardening, and going for walks with her dog. During the summer months, she spends as much time as possible camping or at her family’s cabin in BC.

Lauren Stainton

Veterinary Technician Assistant
Ms. Stainton's Bio
Lauren is new to Highlands Pet Hospital and Alberta! She recently moved here from Ontario, leaving behind her yellow lab Jack, miniature poodle Molly, poodle Watson, and quarter horse Rerun, with her family back home. She lives with her boyfriend, 2 friends, Sawyer the cat, and Kota, a Rottweiler/Husky mix. During high school back in Ontario, she completed a placement co-op at her local vet clinic and was inspired to learn more. She has always dreamed of living in Alberta and hopes to one day pursue her career as a vet tech out here. She started her Alberta journey living and working in Waterton Park. Hiking and horseback riding in the beautiful mountains was an amazing experience for her. She is excited to start her next chapter in Lethbridge and is enjoying how much she is learning from the amazing and knowledgeable staff at Highlands.

Kelly Bloomberg

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Bloomberg's Bio
Kelly is a new member of the Highlands team but no stranger to the veterinary industry. Her first position in a clinic was in 2005 on Vancouver Islands. She moved to Lethbridge just over ten years ago after completing a degree at Vancouver Island University. Kelly has shared her house with many critters over the years but currently resides with “Grainger” Bloomberg, a short, long, sweet mixy mutt.

She is looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of Highland’s fantastic clients and patients as they come through the door. A few things that Kelly likes to do are travel, kayak, cook, read and most evenings can be found playing frisbee with Grainger.

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.