Dr. Rick Brown, BSc., DVM
Rick hails from the prairie town of Brandon, MB where he graduated with a combined Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and Brandon University. He attended veterinary school in Saskatoon and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Rick has called the Yukon home and has been practicing in the north since 1999. Rick and Kim opened Alpine Veterinary Medical Centre together in February of 2005 and the practice has been growing steadily ever since. Rick moved to the Yukon to take advantage of the vast outdoors and enjoys all it has to offer with his wife Sandy, and children Alex, Lydia, and Selene.
Dr. Kim Friedenberg, BSc., DVM
Kim did his undergraduate degree in Kelowna at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and then completed his Veterinary degree in Saskatoon at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. He has lived most of his life up in the Yukon including attending grade school in Whitehorse for nine years and then practicing veterinary medicine for over sixteen years. His interests include photography, concert band, carpentry, mechanics, fishing and biking.
Dr. Jessica Heath, DVM
Jessica studied Biology at the University of Victoria and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, and has been practicing at Alpine Veterinary Medical Centre ever since. She has two dogs, one of which is the fastest three-legged dog in the Yukon, and one cat. She enjoys mountain biking and all forms of skiing, some of which she is better at than others. Sometimes she builds things out of wood and so far has not catastrophically injured herself with power tools.
Dr. Helen Eddy, BSc., DVM
Helen is a proud Maritimer who grew up in New Brunswick. She graduated from Acadia University with a BSc in Biology in 2001 and from Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI in 2007. She moved to the Yukon to start her career at Alpine in June of 2007. She and her husband, Ryan, are loving the outdoor lifestyle of the Yukon. They spend winters skiing and enjoying wood fires and summers hiking, camping, and gardening. Their log house in Crestview is a bit of a zoo, filled with two husky mixes, two cats, and two young children (Bela and Ruby). She loves work at Alpine and the exciting mix of people and animals that make up our clientele.
Dr. Amanda Breuer, BSc., DVM
Amanda was raised in Grand Bend, a small tourist town in rural Southwestern Ontario. She finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph in 2007, and then graduated with Matt from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011. Amanda worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in Dawson Creek, B.C. with Matt for 3 years following graduation, after which they moved to the Yukon with their chocolate lab, Nova and two tabby cats, Sophie and Stanley. She loves working on all species of animals, and particularly enjoys soft tissue surgery. Amanda loves anything involving the outdoors, but especially biking, hiking and back country camping. She spends the winter months knitting, making pottery and cross country skiing. She is proud to call the Yukon home, and thinks it is a wonderful place to work and raise a family with Matt and their son James.
Dr. Matt Allen, BSc. Hon., DVM
Matt grew up across Canada, living in Ontario, Yukon and Nova Scotia. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011. Matt spent his first 3 years in practice working with Amanda in Dawson Creek, B.C before moving to Whitehorse with their chocolate lab, Nova and two tabby cats, Sophie and Stanley. Matt enjoys spending as much time as possible in the outdoors with Amanda, their son, James and Nova. Matt is very excited to be able to raise a family in Whitehorse and will be welcoming his second son this spring.
Dr. Graham Ellingsen, Bsc., DVM
Graham grew up in the prairie setting of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Biology degree before completing his Veterinary degree at Saskatoon’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. His motivation to be near hills larger than a few meters led him to the Yukon. After visiting for numerous summers, he decided to make the move and call Whitehorse home. Graham and his dog, Cohen, enjoy the many outdoor activities and opportunities that are offered in the Yukon. During the summer months, they can be found hiking, biking, paddling, and camping. Winters are filled with cross-country skiing, boarding at Mt. Sima, and getting in to the backcountry with his splitboard.
Janilyn is an Animal Health Technologist who graduated from the Animal Health Technology program from The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2003. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Alberta. Janilyn moved to the Yukon in 2003 and has a love for the outdoors. The scenery is perfect here for her to use and develop her photography skills. Janilyn is an equine enthusiast and owns two horses. She spends most of her free time riding and showing horses. When not riding she spends her time hiking, swimming, and camping where her camera goes wherever she does.
Kristina graduated from the Grande Prairie Regional College's Animal Health Technology Program, where she adopted her crazy cat Moody and her Husky-Lab-Greyhound Missy. She's lived in Whitehorse since the winter of 2000 and enjoys indoor activities such as knitting and reading. She also plays in the All-City Senior Concert Band.
Amanda grew up in New Brunswick and Tennessee. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Horizon College in Fredericton, N.B. in 2005. A need for adventure and a love for the mountains brought her to the Yukon after graduation, and since then she's called Yukon home. When she's not working, she's spending time with her husband Malcolm and son Tegan along with their zoo of pets. Currently they have four cats, one dog, two rats, a mouse, and usually a foster of some sort.
Jessica is a Registered Veterinary Technician that graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Fairview College in 2017, where she adopted her Shepherd cross dog Django. Prior to becoming an AHT Jessica got her diploma in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation. Jessica completed her practicum here at Alpine in the spring of 2017, and was compelled to come back the following fall with her boyfriend Brett. She is a Northern Alberta girl who fell in love with every aspect of the Yukon and enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and exploring new adventures.
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Tanis has always been drawn to the health and care of all animals. She grew up in Vancouver, BC, where she volunteered and worked at a veterinary clinic for over five years. After nine years of horseback riding, Tanis went to farrier (horse shoeing) school for a year. Tanis moved to the Yukon in August 2013, and began studying online veterinary assistant courses and volunteering at the local animal shelter. When she is not caring for her cat Kizzie, she practices the martial art of Ninjutsu and exercising with Zumba.