Education: Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Hometown: Killam, AB
Pets: Evie and Jayda
Skylar grew up in the small town of Killam in East Central, Alberta. His family operates a feedlot and cow/calf operation, and so growing up Skylar spent a lot of time with cattle and horses on the family ranch. After attending the University of Alberta for 3 years in the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Skylar was accepted to veterinary school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
After veterinary school, Skylar accepted a one year internship position at Arizona Equine in Gilbert, Arizona, and so he, Jennifer, and their dogs Evie and Jayda made the drive to Arizona for a year of work in the sun. Skylar then returned to Canada and his hometown, working at Iron Creek Veterinary Hospital in Sedgewick, Alberta for 2 years as a mixed animal veterinarian.
He is now excited to dive into practice at Lacombe Veterinary Centre and enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, equine practice and bovine practice. Outside of work Skylar enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and their son Jace, riding horses and working cattle on the ranch, farming, playing hockey, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and hiking with Evie and Jayda.