Sick Pet? Bring Them to Machray Animal Hospital, Winnipeg

Dr. Barbara Deviaene

Dr. Deviaene graduated from WCVM in Saskatoon in 1978. She worked in Calgary for a short while after graduation, then returned to Winnipeg to work as an emergency clinic clinician and locum veterinarian at various practices in the city. She co-founded Machray Animal Hospital in 1983 with Dr. Jim Standish, and became a partner at Birchwood Animal Hospital in 1987 where she practiced until her return to Machray.

Through the years, Dr. Deviaene has had the privilege of sharing her home with many cats and dogs. Currently, she lives with Ariel- a Daschund, and Stinky (aka Mr. Moustache)- a sixteen year old cat. She has 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Outside of work, her interests are yoga, gardening, reading, cooking, crosswords and puzzles.

Dr. Diane Keddie

Dr. Diane Keddie was born in Ontario, up grew up in Winnipeg. She has always enjoyed spending time with animals and decided at the age of seven that she wanted to be a veterinarian. To reach this goal, she obtained a chemistry degree at the University of Winnipeg and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Keddie began working at Machray Animal Hospital straight out of college in 1994. She is especially proud of the impact we have in the community through our work with several rescue organizations. She considers herself a general practitioner and enjoys the problem solving necessary when her patients cannot speak for themselves.

Apart from work, Dr. Keddie enjoys cycling, family, time at the lake and travelling. She currently shares her home with two cats, Nora and Natalie, rescued from a local shelter.

Dr. Heather McDonell

Dr. McDonell was born and raised in Winnipeg. She completed her pre-veterinary studies through the faculty of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba, and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Saskatoon) in 2004. She has worked at Machray Animal Hospital since August 2004.

As a life-long animal lover with very understanding parents, Dr. McDonell grew up surrounded by pets. She has experience living with and raising fish, turtles, birds, all manner of small mammals, cats, and dogs. She rode and trained horses for many years, and worked at the U of M dairy barn as a summer student. She presently shares her home with Rex the Norwegian Elkhound/Shepherd mix, Summer the Spaniel/Retriever mix, Iorick the white cat, Raiju the black cat, Wasabi the rabbit, and several tropical fish.

Dr. McDonell’s professional interests include dermatology, soft tissue surgery, abdominal ultrasonography, pain management and animal welfare. She enjoys all facets of general veterinary practice, and finds great joy in solving medical problems, no matter how big or how small.

Outside of work, Dr. McDonell spends her time training for and competing in triathlons and half marathons, cooking & eating delicious vegan food, travelling, concert-going, gardening, and volunteering.

Dr. Allison Murray

Dr. Allison Murray joined Machray Animal Hospital shortly after her graduation from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.

Calm and compassionate, Dr. Murray strives to make visits to the vet less stressful for both pets and their owners. She believes strongly in taking time to provide owners with options and providing support to make the best decisions for their pet. Her special areas of interest include behaviour and rehabilitation.

When she isn’t at the clinic, Dr. Murray usually finds herself chasing after her young family and their dog, 2 cats and 3 chickens.

Dr Esther Hill

Dr Hill grew up in southern Ontario but now calls Winnipeg home. Her interest in science and medicine led her to become a veterinarian and she graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts and Science before attending the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon to complete her veterinary degree.

Dr Hill’s favourite part of being a veterinarian is working alongside owners to develop a healthy life for their pets. She has specific interests in nutrition and dentistry, but enjoys the diversity of all aspects of medicine and surgery.

She is proud of Machray Animal Hospital for being involved with many animal shelters and rescues, and often volunteers with CARE, a cat spay and neuter program for low-income families in Winnipeg.

In her spare time, Dr Hill enjoys running half marathons, learning the violin, volunteering at her church, traveling, gardening, baking and spending time with her big black cats, Max and Mowgli.