Meet The Team
Meet Our Team!
These people are dedicated to your pet’s health throughout their entire life.
Dr. Leisa Floreani
Dr. Leisa Floreani grew up on Vancouver Island and moved to the Peace Country in 2007. She always had a family dog (or two) to practice her skills on, knowing from a young age that veterinary medicine was in her future. She completed high school in Grande Prairie and spent two years at Grande Prairie Regional College before being accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. During her final year, she completed an externship at a mixed practice in Three Hills, AB focusing on sheep production as well as the extensive variety of cases in rural mixed practice. She graduated with distinction as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and was the inaugural winner of the Sophie Katarynych Small Animal Care Award for client care and communication in her clinical year. She moved with her husband to Fairview to work at the Fairview Veterinary Clinic, formerly North Peace Animal Hospital, in June 2015. She continues to enjoy mixed practice and looks forward to developing the small ruminant part of the practice, as well as sharpening her skills on both large and small animals. In her leisure time, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, and camping. She is also an avid reader and an unashamed Star Trek fan.
Dr. Evan Lowe
Dr. Evan Lowe grew up on a beef and grain farm west of Beaverlodge, Alberta. On the farm, he developed a passion for chickens and cattle which led him to enroll in Agriculture at the University of Alberta. In 2010, he was accepted into the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine program where he further grew his interest and skills in rural veterinary medicine, especially cattle. During his final year, he traveled extensively both locally and internationally, spending time throughout rural Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and even spending time with herd health programs in remote Tanzania. In 2014 he began working in Brooks at a mixed animal clinic, focusing primarily on their large cow-calf operations. After three years, he and his wife, Erinn, decided it was time to come back home to the Peace Country.
Outside of the veterinary clinic, Dr. Lowe and his wife love football, hiking, traveling, and corn flakes.
Dr. Richard McWatt
Dr. Richard McWatt immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of 15 from British Guiana (now Guyana). He completed high school in Toronto and then attended the University of Guelph. He did a pre-vet program and completed his DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 1974.
Richard and his wife Dianne moved to Fairview in June of 1974. He began as an associate of North Peace Animal Hospital Ltd., and in 1976, Richard purchased fifty per cent of the practice. He co-owned it with Dr. Walter Johnson until 1978 when Dr. Johnson left to pursue further veterinary training. Richard became sole owner of NPAH Ltd. until Dr. Lloyd Keddie joined the
Richard and Dianne have four adult children and are the proud grandparents of three.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys puttering on his acreage and enjoys his many travels especially to the Caribbean. Richard is an avid sports fan and enjoys many hours cheering for the Edmonton Oilers and the Everton Football Club of the Premier League.
Dr. Lloyd Keddie
Dr. Lloyd Keddie was raised on a mixed animal farm in Fairview, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Alberta and taught High School in Evansburg for four years. He then attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon where he graduated from with distinction in 1978. Lloyd then practiced in Vegreville for three years. He moved back to Fairview in 1981 where he continues to enjoy all aspects of mixed animal practice. Lloyd is past president of the Alberta and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations and remains active with the provincial association. He enjoys spending his spare time with family, golfing, fishing and traveling.
Bobby-Jo Moss is our front office receptionist who joined the team in 2013. Hailing from a small town in the Cariboo region of BC, she has recently moved to an acreage just outside of Fairview and is enjoying the new lifestyle. Bobby-Jo loves animals in general, but her true passion is horses. She is a committee member of the Fairview
Shanti Mittelstadt is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and has been a part of our team since 2010. She and her husband Mark have two small boys at home. Shanti enjoys working with all animals but primarily cats. Shanti has a mixed farm consisting of cattle, pot-bellied pigs, multiple cats, and dogs as well as one turtle. She enjoys time spent with her young family and is looking forward to camping in their newly acquired holiday trailer.
Tamara Kuriga is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and has been a member of our team since 2007. She and her husband Darcy are mainly cattle producers with hogs and chickens on the side. Tamara’s loyal companion is her two-hundred-pound mastiff, Rex. Tamara enjoys the outdoors and especially spending time camping and hunting with her two young sons.
Living most of her life