Associate Veterinarian and Founder
Chris founded Prairie Swine Health Services in 1999, driven by a passion for helping swine producers and their industry operate profitably and sustainably in Western Canada, through a progressive model involving comprehensive, practical animal health solutions and a commitment to continual innovation and improvement. He is graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and has served both the profession and the industry in numerous leadership roles. While Chris is no longer involved in the day to day running of the business he is still available for his clients.
A well-known industry communicator and a strong advocate of agriculture and agribusiness, Egan is a long-standing partner in Prairie Swine Health Services. He is graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He and his family operate a third generation mixed farm in central Alberta. Egan is also the acting National Animal Health Coordinator for the Canadian Pork Council. Among numerous awards and recognitions, he was the recipient of the 2014 Alberta Pork Congress Industry Ambassador Award. He has served in numerous professional and industry leadership roles includes including as president of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (2014-15).
Dr. Jessica Law graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary. She joined Prairie Swine Health Services after graduation to pursue production animal medicine. In practice, Jessica enjoys working to improve herd health and performance through preventative herd health programs, reproduction, biosecurity, welfare assessments, as well as disease investigations. Her passions lie in pathology, epidemiology and theriogenology. Jessica is currently serving as the vice-president of both the Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians and the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians. In 2018, Jessica received the Rising Star Award at the Alberta Pork Congress.
Kelsey graduated with a bachelor of science from Queen’s University, Ontario, in 2011. After graduation, she moved back to Calgary with plans to apply for vet school. Kelsey studied veterinary medicine at the University of Calgary where she focused on production animal medicine. She graduated from vet school in 2017 and started as a veterinarian with Prairie Swine Health Services in June. She currently volunteers with the Calgary Stampede Pork Committee.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Tracy grew up on dairy farm that also had beef cows and horses. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc degree in 2007 and graduated from Olds college as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2013. She has worked at Prairie Swine Health Services at various times on different projects since 2014. Tracy is currently working on implementing a Pork Avenue Training Program -- an online training program for pig farms in Canada.
Diana started with Prairie Swine Health Services in 2015 she is currently the Office Manager. She brings over 10 years of experience in mixed animal practice where she has had a variety of experiences. She took her certificate with the Academy of Learning in 2004 as a Medical Office Assistant with Veterinary Specialist training and has been working in the veterinary industry ever since.
Business Account Manager
Katrina was born and raised on a Purebred Hog Farm in Stony Plain, AB. In 2012 she began her career with Prairie Swine Health Services as an Office Assistant, and then advanced to the Office Manager position, and is now Strategic Business Account Manager. She has a diploma from Olds College in Veterinary Medicine Reception, as well as a diploma from NAIT in Accounting. Katrina filled the position of Vice President on the Alberta Pork Congress committee for 2020 and 2021. Katrina and her family enjoy camping when they can, golfing with her husband and heading back to the family farm with her daughter, Brooklynn, to help whenever they can.
Dr. Hollyn Maloney grew up in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated with her Bachelor of Agriculture in animal science from the University of Alberta in 2014. After completing her bachelors, she moved back to Calgary to attend the University of Calgary where she enrolled in the joint veterinary medicine and Master of Public Health program. She graduated with both degrees in 2019 and started with Prairie Swine Health Services shortly thereafter.
Teryn joined the Prairie Swine Health Services team in 2020. Teryn attended the University of Alberta where she received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Poultry Ethology, with application to animal welfare. During her time at the U of A, she worked as a teaching assistant and won numerous graduate student teaching awards. Teryn then completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary where she was elected class valedictorian and won the Canadian Veterinary Medicine Leadership award. In addition to performing swine and poultry veterinary medicine, Teryn enjoys presenting at poultry conference and small flock workshops; in addition to guest lecturing at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary.