Recently Cattle Care Vet Consultants Ltd. saw a changing of the guard as Dr. Ted Dupmeier decidedly retired and left a significant void for the company to fill his shoes. They were fortunate to find great people in Dr. Cory Jones, DVM, Shannon Borden and certainly Albert Jansen (previous co-owner with Dr. Ted) and have become the new faces to the organization.
Dr. Corey Jones comes to the organization with many years experience, having spent much time working with Southern Alberta feedlots. Dr. Jones looks forward to the establishing himself as the go to vet as Dr. Ted Dupmeier did while in the region.
“Being raised in the prairies and a farmer’s son (Manitoba Boy), I always enjoyed the interaction with farmers. What has surprised me, but really should not be a surprise, is how welcome Swift Current has adopted me as one and welcomed me with open arms. As we continue to grow our client base across regions we continue to find great clients to be associated ourselves with and has become a great experience for me,"Dr. Jones said.
Dr. Jones has quickly become accepted by producers as their feedlot, cow/calf and dairy vet. Over the years he has been recognized in the industry as a leader in such areas as lead investigator in lead poisoning outbreaks leading to his being recognized by the Canadian and American Bovine Practitioners organizations as an expert.
Shannon Borden joins the Cattle Care team as General Manager with 16 years in the Agriculture industry focusing on agronomy, crop management and marketing, brand management and animal health nutrition – mainly ruminant. She comes to Cattle Care offering her wealth of knowledge in the ruminant animal health sector and retail brand marketing.
“I have been quite surprised by the Cattle Care brand and how clients in neighboring provinces are also familiar with our organization. Dr. Ted and Albert have done an outstanding job listening to the needs of their clients and delivering on their promise. Few organization can boast that kind of success. We endeavour to keep expanding on that brand.”
Albert Janzen remains part of the Cattle Care team utilizing his Masters in Nutrition to work with dairy, swine and poultry customers on customized nutrition programs. Standard Nutrition celebrates 125 years serving producers and is proud to keep to its roots when founded by Dr. F.E. Sanborn's, a veterinarian who recognized the nutritional needs of each species yet acknowledged that homegrown feedstuffs were nutritionally inadequate. Over a century later we continue to grow and exceed the nutritional requirements of yesterday. Continually learning and growing, Standard continues to meet the Canadian agricultural market needs with its expertise and technologies that make animal agriculture more profitable and more efficient for producers.
Cattle Care prides themselves on their customer service front team. Donnalee Parsons has been working in the vet field for over 28 years, eight of those years have been with the Cattle Care business in Swift Current. Donnalee and her husband Rod have resided in Swift Current for the past eight years moving here from Moosomin.
Myla Mastad is a home town cowgirl hailing from McCord, and has been with Cattle Care for one year. Myla is an avid Equine enthusiast owning and training her own horses.
Brittany Hagman, also a home town Swift Current girl, has recently joined the Cattle Care team after graduating from Lakeland College in 2005 with a diploma in animal health technology. Brittany spent the first seven years of her career in Alberta focusing mainly on equine. She looks forward to working with Dr. Jones in the cattle field and adding to her already abundant wealth of knowledge.
Ron Steinley, warehouse sales, has been with Cattle Care for five years and is a retired dairy farmer from Rush Lake.
The Cattle Care team enjoyed their grand opening on October 16th, with about 350 customers attending. The team continues to offer specials for the month of October in celebration of their opening in the new location and building and invite everyone to come and check them out at 1616 Cheadle St. W.