Alberta Veterinary Center

202 BurntRidge Road
Red deer, AB T4S 0K6


Dr. Rick Katchuik

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Dr. Rick Katchuik has been a practicing veterinarian since his graduation from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. While Rick works with all species, he has a professional interest in bovine and equine reproduction. In 2019 Dr Rick bred more than 150 mares, plus an additional 50-60 embryo transfers. He also has been busy working getting his Equine ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) lab set up. It is a technique for in vitro fertilization in which an individual sperm cell is introduced into an egg cell that has been aspirated from the mare. The embryo is grown then transferred to a recipient mare to carry the foal. Alberta Veterinary Center is excited to be able to offer this service for the 2020 breeding season! Beyond reproduction, Dr Rick also has an interest in surgery, lameness and dentistry.

Dr. Jessica Romanow 

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Dr Jessica Romanow joined the Alberta Vet Center in the fall of 2018, after spending several years in an equine sports medicine practice. Her practice focus is on the equine athlete, with special interest in rehabilitation, lameness, and racetrack medicine. Jessica travels all over western Canada providing sport medicine services. She is fully equipped to offer endoscopy, shockwave, radiographs, ultrasound, IRAP, PRP, joint injections, and much more on the road. While she loves all breeds of horses, she has a passion for speed horses, especially thoroughbreds!