Health Care Providers
Dr. Golbeck graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 and completed his DVM in 1983 from The Ontario Veterinary College. After a short stint in a mixed practice in Ontario, Bill migrated west and ended up in Calgary where he has remained for all but a 6 month contract position in a mixed practice in Nova Scotia. Initially working emergency and locums, he eventually found a position managing one of the older established practices in Calgary and after a year purchased it in 1989. After 27 years he remains the owner & operator of Westmount Animal Clinic Inc. His professional interests range from laser surgery to laser therapy and his strength is his innate ability to handle pets of all kinds and temperaments! Bill met his wife Tatjana at Guelph University just before graduation and they have 3 children and an assortment of pets.
Corinne S. – Registered Animal Health Technologist
Born and raised in Oakville, Ontario, Corinne graduated from the University of Guelph in 2013 from the Honours Biological Sciences Degree with a Nutrition Minor, in hopes of potentially going to the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph to become a veterinarian. After university and working in the veterinary industry for roughly a year, Corinne realized that becoming a veterinary technician was the profession she was passionate about and went back to college at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Corinne graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Algonquin College in 2016. Soon after finishing college, she moved to Calgary to live with her boyfriend. She received her registered veterinary technician status qualification and began working in emergency medicine at Calgary North Veterinary Hospital in June of 2016. After gaining lots of experience and perfecting her skills, Corinne decided it was time to move to general practice in April 2017 where she joined the Westmount Animal Clinic team. Corinne enjoys dentals, and strengthening the relationships between clients and their pets. She has a black cat named Sergeant Firstclass Mow Mow of Fluffyville the Third Esq. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking in the mountains, running, camping, baking, and spending time with her boyfriend and friends.
Amy P. – Registered Animal Health Technologist
Ever since Amy could talk, she said she wanted to be a vet. She has spent well over a decade finding her career path; going to university to be an English teacher, going to art school, working for a major airline – all while moving around the country. She must have known animals were always her calling, as she continuously maintained some form of work, whether part-time or full-time, in the veterinary industry. Amy moved to Calgary in 2008 and started working as a receptionist in a small veterinary clinic. She has spent the last 9 years working different positions within clinics here in the city. She eventually listened to her old boss and attended Olds College for Animal Health Technology, graduating in 2017. Amy’s love for feisty felines, client education, nutrition and preventive medicine made her the purr-fect fit for our team, joining us October 2017. In her spare time Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their two fur-babies, Mikey the cat and Coconut the mutt. Her love of art keeps her very busy.
Tatjana (Tana) G. – Hospital Administrator
Tana left University of Guelph with her diploma in agricultural economics in 1983 and came to Calgary to start her career as a financial planner. She eventually left that field to become an active owner and practice administrator at Westmount Animal Clinic Inc. where she remains today. Besides being involved with her family and supporting their many activities, she is a Veterinary Assistant Program instructor at Robertson College and tries to find some time for her many interests.
Brooke B. – Veterinary Assistant and Pet Nutrition Counsellor
Born and raised in Orillia, Ontario, Brooke graduated from Georgian College’s Veterinary Assistant program in 2015. Having always wanted to work with animals, Brooke finally had a lifelong dream come true. Brooke has worked in several veterinary clinics since graduation. She is currently working towards becoming a nutritional counselor for cats & dogs. Brooke’s love of client education, positivity and love of all things animal made her a wonderful fit with our team, joining us November 2017. Brooke is a self proclaimed “crazy cat lady”. She is a proud cat-mom to her fur-baby “Annie”, a spoiled 3-year-old domestic short haired kitty.
Dani W. – Veterinary Assistant
Born & raised Albertan but her heart really lies in Saskatchewan where she spent many years living & working on a farm. She attended the Veterinary Assistant Program at Bow Valley College in 2013 & has worked at Emergency & Large Animal practices. She is passionate about animal behaviour & the human-animal bond. She plans to go back to school to become a Registered Animal Health Technologist where she hopes to focus on the large animal side of the veterinary world. Being the resident bully breed lady she is also very passionate about breed specific legislation & fights to keep the stigma of bully breeds a positive one. Dani has two dogs, Dice, a 7-year-old American Pitbull Terrier & Dieka a 2-year-old Husky mix. Ruger was another America Pitbull Terrier she had to euthanize at 2 years of age due to post-surgical complications who will live forever in her heart and soul. She has been fostering dogs through AARCS for the past 5 years & most of them coming into foster with various health conditions & behaviour issues. For Dani seeing them happy in their forever homes makes all the challenges of fostering well worth it. When she isn’t working she loves to be outdoors & go hiking, hang out with friends, spend time with her big family, cook/bake, work on training with her dogs/foster dogs & spending time with her boyfriend & dogs.
Brittany B. – Veterinary Assistant and Pet Nutrition Counsellor
A born and raised Calgarian, Brittany graduated from the veterinary assistant program at Bow Valley College in 2013, and worked part time at another clinic before joining the Westmount team full time in January 2015. She was drawn to veterinary care at a young age and always knew she wanted to work with animals, and is currently enrolled in the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University. The resident cat lady of the team, she is happily owned by her grey tabby Caoimhe (“kee-va“), and is also the occasional caretaker of her family cats, a ginger tabby named Tavish and a long haired tuxedo cat named Boots. She is certified Pet Nutritional Counsellor and a Cat Healthy Champion for the clinic, and has also taken courses on laser therapy and animal behaviour. When she is not at the clinic she loves to write or get lost in a new book, and she loves to curl up with her cat and watch her favourite TV shows or check out the latest movie. She is very excited to learn everything she can while on her journey to becoming an animal health technologist and getting to know the clients and the wonderful patients at Westmount that make it all worthwhile!
Jamie B. – Veterinary Assistant and Pet Nutrition Counsellor
Originally born and raised in Fresno California, Jamie moved to Calgary in 2005. She graduated from the Veterinary Office Assistant program in 2013 from Bow Valley College. She has worked at various clinics in town and loves helping keep pets healthy. As a mother of 3, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and enjoys outdoor activities. Her only pet is a 5 year old ball python snake, Kratos.