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Meet Our Team

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Clinic Cat / Ambassador

A couple of months after the death of our beloved clinic cat Cyclops, Lola showed up at one of our technicians' homes and decided she was not going to leave. She was brought into the clinic with the intent to trace her owners, but after many failed attempts, Lola decided she was already home. She immediately made herself comfortable and became a permanent staff member. Lola is proving herself to be one of the hardest working members of staff and has assigned herself many duties. These include: Keeping our chairs warm, laying on files as we are trying to write in them, batting at our heads and meowing loudly every time we try to talk on the phone (she always has something important to add to the conversation), greeting our cat patients with a friendly meow and sniff, yowling and hissing a greeting at our canine patients (they need to be told how to behave) and most importantly, giving lots of snuggles. If you stop by the clinic, say hello to Lola. She is sure to give you a very warm welcome.

Dr. Barry Magill 


Dr. Magill graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 1976. Shortly thereafter he relocated to Calgary. Sunridge Veterinary Clinic has been his "veterinary" home since 1989, but before that he was associated with three other veterinary clinics in the city.

During his career, Dr. Magill has also been involved with other aspects of veterinary medicine. He has served on the executive board of the Calgary Academy of Veterinary Medicine, was on the Board of Directors for the Calgary Humane Society and Western Drug Distribution Centre (WDDC) in Edmonton, and for 17 years, he taught Hematology and Ethics to the animal nursing students at S.A.I.T.

He has been Honored twice by being chosen as the Veterinarian of the Year, once by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association and once by the Alberta Humane Society. Dr. Magill has 4 children and over the years they have had a variety of pets including dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs and tropical fish. Today he and his wife share their home with their Belgium Tervuren, Keely.

Dr. Ross Duncan


Dr. Duncan grew up in St. Albert, just north of Edmonton and received his B.Sc. at the University of Alberta in 1979. He then attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1983. After a year in practice in Edmonton he moved to Calgary where he worked in emergency for a few years before moving to daytime practice. In 1989 he purchased the Sunridge Veterinary Clinic with his partner Dr. Magill. Dr. Duncan has served on the Calgary Humane Society board, been a Director of Continuing Education for the Calgary Academy of Veterinary Medicine and acted as a complaint's investigator for the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. Currently he volunteers with the Clinical Skills labs at the University of Calgary Veterinary College. He spends his spare time with his wife, 5 children, multiple grandchildren, 2 dogs and an unruly Betta fish. He also referee's men's hockey and teaches CPR/First Aid for St. John Ambulance.



Registered Veterinary Technician / Office Manager

Heather graduated from Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Science in Saskatoon in June of 1979. She worked at Calgary North Veterinary Clinic until the fall of 1989 when she came to work at Sunridge Veterinary Clinic as a Technologist. In 1993 she also took over the role of Office Manager. Heather has two children, a son and daughter. Over the years she has had two Golden Retrievers. She now lives with her husband, a Nova Scotia Duck Toller named Hayley, and a stray cat she rescued from the clinic named Pepper.




Registered Veterinary Technician

Alanah is a born and raised Calgarian. After graduating she spent some time in different horse boarding stables around the city and then decided to attend the Animal Nursing program at Old's College. She graduated the spring of 2015 and completed her practicum in Victoria, BC. 

She then returned to Calgary where she was immediately hired by Sunridge Veterinary Clinic and has been with us ever since. Alanah and her family now share their home with a goofy Pitbull cross named Timber, a cuddly rescue cat Mabel, and cat twins Millie and Gillie.



Registered Veterinary Technician

Lorna was born and raised in Saskatchewan.  She moved to Alberta to attend the Animal Nursing course at Olds College and graduated in 1993.  After graduating she worked for the Calgary SPCA and a Holistic Animal clinic before joining Sunridge Veterinary Clinic.  She now divides her time between Sunridge Clinic and a small-town Animal clinic outside Calgary where she lives with her family.  She and her family are pet parents to two horses, an old Border Collie who thinks he's a puppy, a Bernese Mountain dog cross who thinks she's a Chihuahua, and two very spoiled orange tabby cats.



Registered Veterinary Technicain

Mitchell was born in Kelowna BC and moved to Calgary in 2010 with his family. After graduating high school, he attended the Animal Health Technician course at Fairview College, and graduated in 2017. He has worked at many clinics over the past few years, each teaching him different techniques and methods related to medicine. Mitchell has also spent time volunteering at AARCS animal rescue. Mitchell has had many pets in his life, most of which were rodents and reptiles. He currently has a pet Sunglow Corn Snake named Mike.


Veterinary Assistant 

Matthew has had a long-time love of working with animals and in the past, has volunteered for the Meow Foundation and AARCS, as well being a foster home for many cats and dogs! Born and raised in Calgary, he worked in oil and gas out of school and decided to pursue a career working with animals and graduated from Robertson College in 2019 with his Veterinary Assistant Diploma. At home, Matthew has a Corgi x Chihuahua named Sunday, Bennett and Stella, two French Bulldogs, and two rescue cats, Sinatra and Juno. 

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