Virden Animal Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Carla Loewen has been awarded  

Veterinarian of the Year 

by the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association. 

Congratulations from the doctors and staff at Virden Animal Hospital!

You can read more about Carla's career on by clicking on Our Blog 

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    We strive to provide complete care for our patients: small animal, equine and bovine or small ruminent. Learn more about all the services we provide.
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Welcome to Virden Animal Hospital

Virden Animal Hospital is a full-service mixed animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases (24-7 on call) as well as patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our veterinarians have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular animal care. 

In 2020, we have added an additional method of contacting us through our partnership with the PetDesk App. You can request an appointment, order food and refill prescriptions.  You also will receive electronic reminders for your animals and be able to view their current health information. All you need to sign up is your current name and e-mail information we have at the hospital. If you haven't yet given us your e-mail, give us a call today!

See below for appointment request and sign-up information.

Request an Appointment Download the PetDesk App

Request your appointment today!

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Robbie Mcdougall
    Dr. Robbie Mcdougall is a partner of Virden Animal Hospital. He began working at the Virden Animal Hospital at a young age alongside his father, Dr. Carlyle McDougall. He graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1989.
  • Dr. Roger Richard
    Dr Roger Richard is a partner of Virden Animal Hospital. He was raised in a military family stationed throughout western Canada. His father retired after 25 years of service in 1974 to a mixed farm, in Crawford Park area, south of Riding Mountain National Park.
  • Dr Carla Loewen
    Dr. Carla Loewen
    Dr Carla Loewen is a partner of Virden Animal Hospital. She grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Manitoba which instilled the love and care of animals at a very young age.
  • Dr Nadine Wohlgemuth
    Dr. Nadine Wohlgemuth
    Dr. Nadine Wohlgemuth is a partner of the Virden Animal Hospital. She grew up on a 175 head cow/calf farm south of Oak Lake, MB. She began helping her parents with all aspects of the beef farm at a very young age, learning many important skills that are put to use daily in her veterinary career.
  • Dr Joe King
    Dr. Joe King
    Dr. Joe King is a partner of Virden Animal Hospital. He was raised on an equine ranch near Lenore, MB with his two brothers, Scott and Charlie King. Joe’s parents, Doug and Deb King, taught their sons horsemanship and the value of hard work.
  • Dr Gita Gunson-King
    Dr. Gita Gunson-King
    Dr. Gita Gunson is a partner of Virden Animal Hospital. Gita grew up near Stony Plain, AB and developed a passion for animals alongside her father who was a wildlife biologist.
  • Dr. Lesley Goethals
    Dr. Lesley Goethals
    Dr. Lesley Goethals is an associate veterinarian at Virden Animal Hospital. Lesley grew up on a farm in Deloraine, MB and developed a love for animals at a very young age.
  • Dr. Hayley Schuddemat
    Dr. Hayley Schuddemat

    Dr. Hayley Schuddemat is an associate veterinarian at the Virden Animal Hospital. She grew up on a cow/calf farm near Melita, Manitoba where she developed her love for animals. She was a long-standing beef and equine 4H member throughout her school years. Hayley spent two years studying agriculture at the University of Manitoba before starting her studies at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Hayley graduated with her veterinary degree in 2020 and is excited to be starting her career with the VAH team. You can find her practicing in all aspects of the clinic, but her primary focus is large animals, both equine and bovine.

  • Sherry Wilson
    Sherry graduated from Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon in 1982. She started her vet tech career in Hamiota before coming to Virden on September 22, 1987. She lives on a farm, in Lenore, with husband, Jim and son, Wyatt. They run a small cow-calf operation and also have a herd of farm cats. Sherry has a great sense of humour and we are thankful that she has been a dedicated RAHT at Virden for about 30 years!
  • Hilary Griffith
    Hilary Griffith
    Hilary started working at VAH as an animal health technologist after her graduation from NAIT in Edmonton in 2007. She currently resides in Oak Lake with her husband, Kevin and son, Blake where they cattle and grain farm with Kevin's parents. They have a herd of furry kids including 6 cats, a dog, and her horse. Whether she's working on a small critter or a large animal, Hilary has great knowledge and experience in all areas of the practice.
  • Cathy Rouse
    Cathy graduated from the Animal Health Technology Program at Lakeland College in 2009. She started her career as an RAHT in Saskatoon and Martensville prior to coming to Virden in 2012. Cathy lives in Moosomin with her boyfriend (Troy), her Great Dane (Trigger), cats (Poe, Tai, and Smudge) and her horse (Legs), Her interests include her 4 legged creatures, of course, and baking and gardening. Patients are in good hands with Cathy’s passion and dedication for quality care.
  • BrandiMatheson
    Brandi Matheson
    Brandi has been at VAH since May 2012. She graduated from Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta in 2012. Brandi lives on a farm outside of Brandon with a variety of animals, including 4 horses, 3 cats and 2 dogs. Brandi has a special interest in equine health and small animal surgery. She is a skilled technician and a very friendly individual and has been a great addition to the Virden Animal Hospital team.
  • Pam McMullen-Van Meer

    Pam graduated from the Veterinary Technologist program at SIAST in Saskatoon in 2008. She has worked at clinics in Warman and Martensville as well as the night shift technologist at the veterinary college before coming to Virden Animal Hospital.

  • Taylor Funk
    Taylor Funk

    Taylor graduated from Lakeland College in June of 2019, gaining her RVT status in August of 2019. She lives with her soon to be husband Dillon near Maryfield with their pets Luna, Java, Kiara, Monster and Mew. Her passion for animals started when she was young and has yet to cease. Her favorite quote by John Bunyan is a motto she lives by. 'You haven't lived today until you've done something for someone who can never repay you.'

  • Sherry Gurr
    Sherry is one of our friendly, knowledgeable receptionists. She joined our VAH team in August, 2005. She grew up on a mixed farm near Cromer. She now lives in Virden with Rob along with their rescue dog, Juice and other dog, Charlie. She loves spending time with her daughter, April and twin sons, Brady and Dillon. She is well known for her friendly nature and will always greet you with a smile.
  • Nicole Carruthers
    Nicole joined VAH in 2013 as one of our outgoing, helpful receptionists. Nicole shares her home in Virden with her significant other, Jamine, and their adorable rescue animals; Zero (the munchkin kitty), Dudley (the ferocious, diabetic Daschund) and Elvis (the handsome Basset Hound). Nicole always takes an interest in your animals and is quick to give helpful advice!
  • Debra Kain
    Debra Kain

    Debra joined VAH in November of 2018 in a newly created position as Practice Manager. She grew up on a dairy farm at Chater, Manitoba that later became a cow/calf operation. She graduated from Brandon University with a B.G.S. and a B.A.and later from Queen’s University where she attained her MBA.


Testimonials

  • Great practice with great service!

    - Penny
  • You couldn't make it any better. You are already at 100 plus a bunch more %!

    - Gerry
  • You guys are so amazing and always so helpful and kind.

    - Mallory
  • Everything was completed in a timely manner and professionally.

    - Stan
  • I loved my experience. I have been using Virden Vet for years. I love them all, so friendly and compassionate.

    - Alison
  • Highly recommend this clinic to anyone!

    - Anna
  • It was awesome as usual. Everyone is always so attentive and nice!

    - Amanda
  • Always friendly, professional and courteous. Definitely why I keep taking my dogs there.

    - Brent

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