Receptionists and Other Staff
Mariann Valstar - Office Manager
Mariann grew up in BC on a dairy farm and worked in the agriculture feed business. After marrying Jason and moving to Alberta, four kids were added to the family and Mariann kept busy on the family dairy farm. The farm was sold in 2014, and Marian worked many years in Rimbey in an administrative position. Mariann started with the clinic in December 2016. In her spare time she enjoys working at the family business Jemco Feeds in Rimbey, catering and helping out with the families growing beef operation.
Brady Yavis- Owner
Brady Yavis currently resides on their new farm in the Winfield area with his significant other Dr. Jas. Since moving to the farm they've added many four legged creatures as well as their little girl Mackenzie. When he's not at the clinic he runs a large cow calf operation outside of Bluffton. In his free time he enjoys riding horses, and camping.
Lora Rode - Receptionist
Lora grew up on a dairy farm just west of Bluffton where she took part in 4-H and ran for rodeo queen at age 16. Lora married Shawn and they raised their 4 children north of Rimbey. They have 9 grandchildren who also live in the area. Before joining the Bluffton team, Lora has been an LPN in Rimbey for almost 20 years. She enjoys camping and hiking with her labradoodle, Bree.
Tara Giesbrecht - Receptionist
Franke Evans - Receptionist
Franke grew up in Ontario and moved west a few years ago. She currently lives in the Pigeon Lake area with her husband Andrew and 2 dogs, Jake and Arya.