<Falconridge Animal Hospital NE Calgary Veterinarian


Dr. Ann Marie Rix, BSc, DVM

Dr Rix Ann Marie grew up in Calgary. She attended the University of Calgary where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. From there, Ann Marie attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, finishing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2003. Ann Marie also took courses in Aquatic Animal Medicine through Cornell University. After training, Ann Marie moved to Dover, UK, and worked in a private, mixed animal practice for two years. She spent another year as a vet locum all over the UK.

In 2006, Ann Marie moved back to Calgary, accepting a position at the Falconridge Animal Hospital. After five years, Ann Marie became the owner of Falconridge Animal Hospital. Ann Marie has a special interest in exotic animal medicine. She has always had a fondness for guinea pigs!

Dr. Jiselle Crittenden, BSc, DVM

Dr Crittenden Before becoming a veterinarian at Falconridge Animal Hospital in June 2015, Dr. Jiselle Crittenden completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary. As a Veterinary student, Jiselle spent time volunteering in Nicaragua where she provided a wide range of surgical and medical treatments to companion animals. Jiselle also had the opportunity to complete a 6 week rotation stationed in Tanzania, where she worked on parasite research with the Maasai pastoralists and their herds. During her fourth year in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program Jiselle developed a special interest in veterinary ophthalmology.

Jiselle is very excited to be a part of the team at Falconridge Animal Hospital and to pursue her goal of providing exceptional medical care to a wide variety of companion animals. Jiselle has always had a love for animals of all kinds and grew up owning fish, reptiles and rodents. Jiselle and her husband now have a one eyed Boston terrier named Bow.

Dr. Rienske Mortier, DVM

Dr Mortier Ever since Rienske was a child, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She grew up in the city of Ghent, Belgium, but would always be busy on farms or pet sitting. To her parents’ frustration, she would find creatures in need, such as orphaned lambs or stray kittens, to take home and nurse back to health.

Rienske studied veterinary medicine in Ghent, Belgium and graduated in 2008. She then moved to Canada in 2009 to obtain a PhD in infectious diseases at the University of Calgary. Realizing she enjoyed and missed clinical practice, the decision was made for a career change. Rienske is now devoted to providing the best health care for cats, dogs, and exotics. More specifically, she has a deeper interest in cardiology and obstetrics, and looks forward to building long lasting relationships with pets and their owners.
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