Meet Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Central Animal Clinic in Red Deer! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 403-343-0606 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Rob DeHaan

Veterinarian

Dr. Rob DeHaan was born and raised in P.E.I. He graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Alberta and eventually settled in Innisfail. He is the owner of Central Animal Clinic, as well as Innisfail Veterinary Services. He lives in Innisfail with his wife, Paula, and their son, Ryan. They raise beef cattle and he enjoys dairy work as well as the challenges of small animal medicine.

Dr. Cecilia Kung

Veterinarian

Central Animal Clinic is pleased to welcome Dr. Cecilia Kung to the team! Dr. Cecilia was born and raised in Calgary, AB and obtained her Veterinary degree at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She spent her first year at a practice in rural Alberta before moving to a practice in southern Alberta to focus on small animal medicine. She recently made the move to Red Deer with her husband and is enjoying what the city has to offer so far! Her professional interests in the veterinary world include dentistry, nutrition, and internal medicine. Outside of the clinic, she is a self-described ukulele playing foodie!

Lisa Cocker

RVT

 

Lisa joined the Central Animal Clinic team in August of 2004.  She moved to Red Deer from Swift Current, SK., however, she is originally from Wainwright, AB.  Lisa graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Fairview College in 1997 and is a current member of the Alberta Association of Animal Health Technologists as well as the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.  Her main interests include canine behaviour, nutrition, and dentistry.  Lisa currently has 3 dogs, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the dog park, attending water fitness classes, and learning more about both pet and human nutrition.

Jessica Beech

RVT

Jessica was born and raised in Regina, SK. She moved, with her family, to Lacombe, in 2008, where she graduated high school in 2009. She graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technician from Olds College in 2015. She has worked at a few different practices since then and joined the team at Central Animal Clinic in November of 2018. Her special interests include lab work, reptiles & fish, and adventures in the great outdoors.

Dianna Lawrence

VMR

Dianna joined the Central Animal Clinic team in June of 2012 (although she is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her baby boy!).  She is originally from Elnora, AB and graduated in 2012 from Olds College with a Veterinary Medical Reception certificate.  Dianna admits she is a terrible cook, however, she does love cats and has 1 dog and 1 cat.  Stop by to say Hello and Welcome to Dianna and you will be greeted by a warm and friendly smile.

Bonita Kovacs

 

Bonita was born and raised in Lacombe and moved to Red Deer in 2005. She is passionate about grooming and obtained her certificate in 2013. She joined the Central Animal Clinic team in 2015 as kennel help and has been here off and on since. She has 2 young boys, who keep her very busy, and 1 cat. She took over the front end reception when Dianna went on maternity leave and in her (limited) spare time, she spends time with her boys, hiking, and reading.