Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Dr. Eric Potts, B.S.A., DVM
Dr. Potts grew up on a mixed farm near Watrous, SK. Growing up in a small town, he was not only busy playing hockey but he was also involved in the local Beef 4H Program where he raised and showed Simmentals. He has always enjoyed working with animals and had particular soft spots for their family’s St. Bernards and their Akita “Meika” growing up, so after obtaining his degree in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture (U of S), he pursued a career in Veterinary Medicine. One of Dr. Potts’ veterinary interests has been in the field of dentistry and during his final year of veterinary school he was fortunate to spend some time learning at a specialty dental practice in Los Angeles, CA. He also has a strong interest in ophthalmology and loves seeing eye cases! After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, he went into mixed practice in Medicine Hat, Alberta. At the end of 2011, he moved back to Saskatchewan to be closer to family and started working at Wascana Animal Hospital where he has remained ever since! He is an avid coffee drinker and can often be found with a Starbucks in hand. When he is not busy at the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, particularly outdoors either hiking, camping, kayaking or golfing. His current 4-legged “soft spot” is an orange tabby cat named Rio. Dr. Potts is co-owner of Wascana Animal Hospital.
Dr. Andrea Ulmer, DVM
Dr. Ulmer was raised on a mixed farm outside of Young, SK. Animals have always been her passion and at 5 yrs of age she knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian! She spent as many hours as possible in the barn and corrals growing up and was thrilled when she was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with Distinction in 2007 and received the Read Award in Anesthesiology. Dr. Ulmer then went into mixed animal practice for four years in Alberta. She later moved back to Saskatchewan to be closer to family. Her areas of interest are soft tissue surgery, ultrasound and acupuncture. She is one of the few veterinarians in the city of Regina practising Integrative Medicine. Integrative medicine combines conventional (Western) medicine with the use of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, when appropriate, to support a patient’s health to the fullest extent. She is currently a member of the Canadian Veterinary Reserve. She enjoys spending time on the family farm working with the cattle and horses. When she is not busy with veterinary work, she loves quality time with her husband and two children, and being "Dr. Mom". Her interests include reading, riding her horse, running, kayaking and scrapbooking. Her current canine “sidekick” is a Miniature Dachshund named Jezebelle. Dr. Ulmer is co-owner of Wascana Animal Hospital.
Dr. Erica Sims, DVM
Dr. Sims was born and raised in Regina, SK. From a young age she knew she had a passion for animals and after high school decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated from WCVM in 2016 and immediately returned to her home city! She has a particular soft spot for her canine patients but also loves working with cats, exotics and wildlife. Her main interests are in radiology, soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine. Her favourite thing about general practice is the ability to see many different types of cases throughout the day. Dr. Sims has also been involved with veterinary care for rural communities in Northern Saskatchewan. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs Scarlet (5 yr old Coonhound) and Winter (Husky cross). She loves the outdoors, reading and doing art in her spare time.