A Letter to Our Clients - Click here to read.
Dear Valued High Prairie Client,
We are writing with respect to the ongoing veterinarian shortage we are facing in High Prairie and to inform you of a new strategy we have created to address this need and support you in the interim. While we continue to recruit full time veterinarians to this clinic and our other clinics in Fairview and Peace River, searching for veterinarians is not unique to us, or other clinics across the country. The reality is there are far more open positions than there are veterinarians. Remote, rural locations are especially challenged in this regard.
Mosaic Veterinary Partners sees this need and has created a strategy to support our clients. Working with all three clinics, we have developed a coordinated rotation schedule to ensure adequate coverage throughout. This coordinated scheduling will mean veterinarians with various special interests will rotate during the weekdays through all three clinics with an additional focus on High Prairie where clients there can look forward to additional veterinary manpower that can see all patients.
Below is an outline of our new coordinated rotation schedule:
• Drs. Breker and Burow will coordinate their time to see all production animal clients on a regular basis.
• Dr. Amy Murphy will be bringing her wealth of knowledge and surgical skill for small animals to High Prairie on a scheduled basis. She is a most accomplished mixed animal veterinarian and community supporter.
• Dr. Hannah Pope, is seeing equine patients in our new Equine Center in Peace River and bringing a high level of care to horses. She will also be scheduled for days in High Prairie and can see both farm call and in clinic equine cases as well as small animals.
• Dr. Michelle Roy will be scheduled into the High Prairie location as well as the Peace River location after February 1st and looks forward to providing continued care to High Prairie patients and be mentored by the team at PRVS.
• For small animals of every kind, Dr. St. Julian, is in our High Prairie practice two full days a week and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise for all small animal needs. She continues to work with us and our community.
We know that emergencies with animals do happen and that can be a scary and challenging time for owners. To address this, we are pleased to announce a new tool at your disposal. Animal HealthLink uses experienced Registered Veterinary Technologists (RVT’s) triaging after hour calls, that help determine how to best respond to your needs. While help is a phone call away, there may be times when animal owners are required to transport to another location which will be assessed and supported by our veterinary team.
Of extreme importance:
When on farm service is required, the veterinarian on call will talk with you to determine what care is needed and when.
Please have your trailers ready and facilities prepared to load and transport your animal to our Peace River Veterinary Practice. This is our best way to serve multiple clients and patients. This will be especially important during calving season.
There will not be a veterinarian in the High Prairie Veterinary clinic after hours. On call responsibilities are being shared amongst our northern practices.
Our practice teams are rising to the increased challenges we are all facing: pandemic, need for rural veterinarians and ability to be responsive to all client needs. We are here for the High Prairie community and continue to create solutions for clients and patients while recruiting for full time veterinary support in the High Prairie community and surrounding areas. If you know of any qualified veterinary professionals that may interested in working in one of our three clinics, please contact us directly. Together we are working to improve animal care in our remote communities.
High Prairie Veterinary Services