Dr. Benjamin Baird is a graduate from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was born and raised in Northern Utah and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from BYU-Idaho. Following this, he completed a Feedlot Management Internship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and gained a love for feedlot cattle. This love led him to get a full time job at a 55,000 head feedlot in southern Idaho while waiting to attend veterinary school. Dr. Baird has a special interest in beef cattle production medicine and management consulting. He is excited to work with producers in the area to increase the value of calves, decrease cost of production, decrease labor, and improve animal welfare. These items combined should lead producers to succeed and move forward with an ever changing beef cattle industry. Benj and his wife Jenny have four wonderful children who are the light of his life.
Dr. Amanda Elliott is a graduate of University of Calgary College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an equine internship with the Okotoks Animal Clinic and TD Equine before returning to her hometown, Pincher Creek. Dr. Elliott enjoys large animal medicine and has particular interest in equine lameness and internal medicine. When she's not in the clinic or on the back of a horse, Dr. Elliott is out biking, hiking, camping or snowboarding in the mountains with her husband and friends. Dr. Elliott has 2 cats (Warren and Gremlin), 2 dogs (Jak and Porky) and a growing horse herd.
Dr. Todd Griffiths is a graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to moving back to Canada Dr. Griffiths practised in North Dakota. His veterinary interests include equine and small animal surgery and dentistry, bovine herd health, and Equine trauma and wound management. In his spare time Dr. Griffiths is an avid horseman and 3 time competitor at the FEI World Equestrian Games. Dr. Griffiths enjoys spending time with his wife, four beautiful daughters, and their many horses, dog, and cats.
Dr. Ken Wright was born and raised in Southern Alberta. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Work Co-op from the University of Lethbridge in 2001. His Co-op involved antimicrobial resistance in beef cattle at the Research Station in Lethbridge. He then obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Upon graduation in 2005 he and his wife Natalie moved to Claresholm where they fell in love with the small community and all that it entails. His main area of interest is Beef Cattle production but loves the variety of Mixed Practice and the challenges it brings. When not working he is chasing his four boys around with athletics..
Kate Puch is our practice manager and lead at Country Vets. She began working in the veterinary industry in 1985 and loves taking care of our clients and their animals. When she isn't at the clinic, you will find her alongside her husband and her dog Gem on their farm/ranch north of Pincher Creek.