Viking Veterinary Clinic is...

  • Passionate about the quality of care we deliver.
  • Sensitive to our clients’ concerns.
  • Committed to our community.
  • Gentle, compassionate care givers.


Dr. Deborah Carroll - Veterinarian
Dr Deborah Carroll is a 1991 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. She has lived and worked in Strathcona County ever since. Recently, she was the recipient of the Mayor's award in Strathcona County; awarded in recognition of the years she has spent working, volunteering and donating to the local community. Deb enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially emergency care.

Dr. Pru Maxwell - Veterinarian
Pru is a 1991 WCVM grad who has practiced in Viking since graduation. Pru and her husband Kevin live and farm south of Viking as part of Maxwell Simmentals with their 2 sons and a daughter. Her main interests lie in beef and small animal practice.

Dr. Lauren Ricer - Veterinarian
Lauren graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph in 2015. She has been practicing as a mixed animal veterinarian since graduation and particularly likes large animal medicine. In her spare time, Lauren can be found riding horses, playing hockey, or spending time with her cat "Jasper".

Dr. Jillian Russnak - Veterinarian
Jillian spent a summer here as a vet student before completing her schooling and had been in practice in Lloydminster following completion of vet school. Jillian is originally from Viking and we are so excited that she has come back. We will be sharing her with our sister practice, West Wind Veterinary Hospital.

Erin Buchaski - RVT
Erin graduated from Fairview College in 2014 and we are happy that she has found our clinic as her newest adventure. She has gained a lot of experience in small animal practice and will happily greet all your pets, big and small. Her true passion is working with cattle & horses and is looking forward to calving season. Erin likes to stay active by going riding with her Australian Shepherds, Ryder and Maverick, and helping out at her boyfriends farm.

Erin Geary - RVT
Erin graduated in 2009 from the first online course offered out of Olds and was awarded the AHT of the year award. She really enjoys surgery/anesthesia, lab work, diagnostic imaging, dentistry, and emergency medicine. In her spare time she enjoys barrel racing, playing volleyball and training horses. She is also a 4-H club leader, has 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 horses.

Jenna McCarroll - RVT
Jenna graduated from Lakeland College in 2007. She grew up on a farm near Vermilion, AB and loves the variety of mixed animal practice. Jenna and her husband Clark live near Bruce and enjoy competing in rodeos in barrel racing and team roping. Jenna is a die hard Oilers fan and also enjoys playing hockey in the winter and hanging out with their Australian shepherd "Loop".

Cassie Smith - RVT
Cassie was born and raised on a purebred limousin farm west of Irma. Growing up she was active in all sports, and the Greenshields 4-H Beef Club in Wainwright. After finishing High School she went on to complete her Animal Health Technology diploma in Vermilion at Lakeland College, graduating with honours in 2013. She moved up to St. Paul and began working at the rural clinic, Bellis Veterinary Services. Being involved in the community she has been an assistant leader to the Bellis 4-H Beef Club for the past two years. Recently Cassie has moved back to the area and is excited to start a new journey at the Viking Veterinary Clinic.

Jenessa Walz - RVT
Jenessa graduated from Lakeland College in the spring of 2019. She spent her six week practicum here at the clinic this spring and we were fortunate enough that she agreed to take a full time position with us.

Shelby George - RVT
Shelby is a farm girl from Daysland who loves rodeo, barrel racing and spending time at the farm with her horses. She graduated from Lakeland College in 2015.

Sara Ploc
Sara has worked at the Viking Veterinary Clinic since 1987. She is originally from Viking and is happy to be serving the community. Sara and her husband Rick and 2 girls live on a farm south of Viking. Outside of work, Sara volunteers her time with many organizations, and is usually found at the rink in the winter and camping in the summer.