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Meet the veterinary team of Fort McMurray Animal Hospital in Fort McMurray! We’re pleased to provide a variety of services for your pets! Please call us at (780) 743-4044 to speak to one of our caring staff members!


Dr. Bob Gilbert B.Sc., DVM

Dr. Gilbert was born and raised in Edmonton. He graduated with a degree in Zoology from the University of Alberta in 1971. He then went on to receive his DVM at the University of Saskatchewan in 1976. Soon after graduation Dr. Gilbert moved to Fort McMurray and founded the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital becoming the town’s first resident veterinarian. He has since worked on animals of all sizes and has even worked with the sled dogs of the Iditarod. He has a particular interest in orthopedic and laser surgeries.

Dr. Jennifer Bennett B.Sc., DVM

After growing up in Cape Breton, N.S., Dr. Bennett went on to the Atlantic Veterinary College and graduated with her DVM in 2003. Soon after graduation she moved to Fort McMurray and has been here ever since.

Practice Manager

Barbara Gilbert

Barb has been by Dr. Gilbert’s side ever since they were married. She plays an integral role in the day-to-day activities at the clinic by managing the staff and controlling the finances.

Registered Animal Health Technologists

Chanelle Poirier

Chanelle moved to Fort McMurray in 2011 and has been working at the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital since Febuary 2015. Chanelle loves being involved in surgeries and has a particular passion for emergencies. In her spare time, she likes to spend time watching Netflix with her 8-year-old tabby cat Mylo. 

Ally Rennhack

Ally came to our clinic in March 2015 and has been here since. Ally has a passion for nutrition, training, and medical cases. In her off time, Ally goes exploring with her three dogs - Zara (a mixed breed), Sonar( a Standard Poodle), and Fievel (a Chihuahua), and enjoys volunteering for the local SPCA. 

Veterinary Assistants

Krista Gilbert

Krista grew up in Fort McMurray Alberta. After completing the EMT course she decided she missed working with animals. She then joined the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital team where she is currently working as a Veterinary Assistant. In September she is working on becoming a RAHT at the Grande Prairie regional collage. She has a long haired german shepherd named Laika who is currently 7 years old.

Melissa Drover

Originally from Newfoundland, Melissa has lived all over Canada before settling in Fort McMurray. She joined our team in November of 2013. She brings with her the experience of working as an assistant and hopes to become a veterinary technician. She lives up here with her boyfriend, two great danes, a golden retriever, and two cats.


Erica Wittemann

Erica was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She has been with the Fort McMurray Animal Hospital since September 2012. She has a great love for animals, including her own - Lu the Chihuahua, and Gus and Zoe the cats. She enjoys spending her evening and weekends exploring with the adventurous Lu.

Katie Mahar

Katie grew up in rural N.S. and has always had a close connection with animals. She moved to Fort McMurray soon after graduating high school and has since called it home.

At our clinic, we are always accepting new patients!

Office Hours

Monday8:00 am5:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am5:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am5:00 pm
Friday8:00 am5:00 pm
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm Closed Closed

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