Dr. Kirsten MacKenzie graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2001 and has been working as a small animal veterinarian in the Foothills since graduation. In 2010 Dr. Kirsten saw a special need in veterinary medicine and “At Home Vet Services” was born. She has been providing personalized, experienced, professional veterinary care in the comfort and privacy of her client’s homes for the past 6 years.
During her career she has helped many owners through their time of loss. Since opening her house call practice in 2010 she has seen firsthand the benefits to owners and pets of being able to say goodbye and grieve in the comfort and privacy of their own home.
Although for many it can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss, the process of dying does not have to be a painful or frightening experience for our animal companions or our selves. Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Kirsten and her team directly. Your initial phone or email consult is complimentary and we consider it an honor to help you celebrate your pet’s life as they journey from this world to the next.
Dr. Kirsten will continue to offer routine veterinary services to her current clients, but will be transitioning her practices focus to offering hospice and end of life services to the elderly and terminally ill pets in the Okotoks, Calgary and surrounding Foothills.
Dr MacKenzie is a member of the following professional organizations.
- Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
- Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
- Calgary Academy of Veterinary Medicine
- International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.
Dr. Kirsten is available by appointment only. Dr. Kirsten will do her best to accommodate individual client needs and will often be able to schedule same day appointments.Services provided by At Home Vet Services on weekends and evenings after 8:00 pm are subject to an additional fee. Travel distance over 30 km will also be charged a travel fee.
Dr. Bronwyn Hilton
Dr. Bronwyn Hilton grew up in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. Here she spent her childhood showing American SaddlebredHorses and trail riding in the diverse Cape landscape. Dr. Bronwyn completed her degrees in genetics, biochemistry and psychology at the University of Cape Town before deciding to move to the great white north. After moving to Calgary, she worked as a research technician at the University of Calgary before deciding to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bronwyn graduated from the University of Calgary Veterinary School in 2016. She worked for a few years in mixed animal practice, followed by small animal veterinary practice, before answering her true calling of End-of-Life care. Dr. Bronwyn understands how hard it is to say goodbye to a very special pet family member and she devotes her time to helping families navigate this difficult process. In her spare time, Bronwyn can be found with her family, competing her horses for a variety of disciplines or working on the farm where she lives. Dr. Bronwyn is a member of the following professional organizations.
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
Calgary Academy of Veterinary Medicine
International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.