Our Staff

Dr. Darlene Donszelmann – Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. D in the badlands

Dr. Donszelmann graduated in 1992 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

She practiced in a variety of mixed animal practices in Alberta and British Columbia before purchasing Chinook Country Vet Clinic in 2001. Her practice focus has changed from mixed animal to companion animal and equine medicine as her practice continues to serve the community.

Dr. Donszelmann also has a passion for teaching and has taught for the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College. In 2008 she accepted a position as a Clinic Skills Instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She has also completed a Management Certificate from the University of Calgary and a Veterinary Hospital Practice Managers Certificate from St. Lawrence College.

She currently splits her time between her position as Clinic Skills Instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Chinook Country Veterinary Clinic. When she is not at either of those places she spends her time at home raising and training horses.


Dr. Lynn Tait, Veterinarian

Dr. Lynn has worked in a variety of mixed animal practices across Alberta. Besides working on our companion animals, she has a passion for sheep and flock management. Dr. Lynn spends her time between working on the family farm, being available for appointments here at Chinook Country Veterinary Clinic, as well as traveling all over the world for ovine embryo transfers!

Nicole, RVT lamb-photo

Nicole graduated from the Olds College Animal Health Technology program in 2015 and has since been working full time at the clinic. She was born and raised in Olds and grew up on a small family farm. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats, who reside on the farm with her family. In the future Nicole would like to own her own farm and have lots of sheep. On her days off, she likes to spend time at home relaxing or with family and friends.

 Meaghan, RVT

Meaghan graduated from the Olds College AHT program in June 2007 and has been working in mixed animal practice in the Olds area. Meaghan lives with her husband of 7 years and her two little girls near Cremona on their farm, meaghan-photowhere they raise cattle with her in-laws.  She has lots of critters at her place including her two dogs, two trouble-making horses, and a bunch of cuddly kitties who live in the shop! In her spare time Meaghan enjoys camping down by the river, being outside with her kids,playing slowpitch and curling!