Dr Alex Wales
Dr. Susan Wales
Dr Alex Wales DVM
After a rural upbringing in Alberta, I attended the University of Alberta for my undergrad and then went on to the University of Saskatchewan where I completed my DVM in 1978.
Since graduation I have been involved in the large animal side of our practice, with the last 20 years or so being nearly exclusively equine practice. With our hospital and breeding facilities and ambulatory farm service we are able to look after almost all equine veterinary needs.
Personally, I have developed a special interest in lameness, dentistry, reproduction and surgery. Over the years, a large investment in time and money has been required to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop proficiency in my areas of special interest. This has not been a hardship though, as lifelong learning and continuing education are one of the best parts of being a veterinarian.
Horses have always been a huge part of our family's life both at work and play. Polo is my passion. I have been playing for over 20 years and have the good fortune to be able to play with my friends and my two grown children. Along with a love for the game, my appreciation for the things that our equine companions do for us continues to amaze me. Years of working with horses and riding and training them has only made me keener to try to understand them better. I find working with the young ones particularly rewarding. Each one teaches me something.
Horses have also allowed me to pursue another passion, mountain riding. We have some sure footed trail and pack horses that take us up into the high country for remote pack trips. There is so much beautiful country in BC and I aim to see as much of it as I can! A well known saying is "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man" I have no doubt about that.
Dr Susan Wales DVM
Dr. Susan Wales graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. She joined her veterinarian husband Dr. Alex Wales in their first practice in Grande Prairie Alberta. In 1985 they moved their practice to it's the present location on their 11-acre farm in Lake Country BC. Susan developed an interest in alternative medicine and passed examinations for both acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1996 as well as the American Association of Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1997 and is an active member of both societies. She has also studied extensively in Herbal medicine and uses all modalities on her small animal and equine practice. Her hobbies include showjumping, gardening, photography and trail riding with her friends and family in the back country of BC. Presently , she seems to spend a large amount of time on the website.
Daniella Kopp has been with Dr. Alex Wales as his right hand 'man' since 2010