Dr. Chris Bell
Dr Chris Bell graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and continued into the field of horse veterinary medicine as an equine surgeon and sports medicine veterinarian. In 2012, Dr Bell was approached by a small animal veterinarian and their client to help consult on a difficult musculoskeletal issue in their dog. Dr. Bell’s extensive knowledge of horse sports medicine translated well into the area of dog sports medicine and he was able to successfully help the dog. Dr. Bell has been seeing dogs (and cats) for musculoskeletal related illness and injury for years since. Dr. Bell brings skills in tendon, muscle, joint and ligament ultrasound as well as advanced sports medicine therapies such as shockwave therapy, laser therapy, platelet rich plasma therapy, Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IRAP) therapy and stem cell therapies.
Dr. Bell will be offering these services through Grant Park Animal Hospital as well as continuing to provide consult services in your own pets veterinary clinic as needed. If you would like more information about having Dr. Bell see your dog or cat for a soft tissue limb injury or want to have your veterinarian work with Dr. Bell at your home clinic, give us a call to discuss
Dr. Tim Kraemer
Dr. Tim Kraemer has worked in a veterinary setting going as far back as his teenage years spent as a clinic assistant. Dr. Kraemer earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1997. He subsequently spent many years working in the human medical field as a cardiac ultrasound technologist at the Health Sciences Center.
In 2006, Dr. Kraemer graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
Over the past 14 years, he has built a robust veterinary ultrasound referral service and sees veterinary patients from all across Manitoba for cardiac and abdominal scans. Dr. Kraemer is a meticulous diagnostician with a loyal following of long-term clients.
Dr. Jonas Watson
Dr. Jonas Watson has practiced companion animal medicine all over the world since graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.
Dr. Watson has a special interest in exotic animal medicine, including ornamental fish. In addition to offering services to aquarium fish hobbyists, Dr. Watson provides veterinary care to the aquatic residents of the Club Regent Casino’s saltwater aquarium, including a small breeding group of endangered nurse sharks.
Dr. Watson is a consultant for numerous animal welfare organizations and a regular contributor to local and national media. He is the immediate past president of the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association and the Chair of the Winnipeg Humane Society’s Board of Directors. He is a long-standing director on the board of the Canadian Animal Blood Bank and serves as Manitoba’s regional director of Community Veterinary Outreach, a program that provides human and animal health services to underserved communities.
Dr. Watson has been recognized locally and internationally for his efforts to improve animal health and well-being. In 2019 he was one of six recipients of the World Veterinary Association’s Global Animal Welfare Award.
Dr. Mairead Drain
Dr. Taylor Carey
Dr. Renata Ward
Dr. Mairead Drain graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. During her time at university, she helped launch Global Vets, a student initiative that allows second-year veterinary students to visit developing countries to hone their skills in medicine and surgery.
After graduation, Dr. Drain worked in Winnipeg for two years before moving to England, where she traveled across the country working in a wide variety of practices as a locum veterinarian. This unique experience allowed her to study the many ways veterinarians perform medicine and surgery, and to absorb all the very best techniques of her trade. Living in England also allowed her easy travel throughout all of Europe. Ultimately Dr. Drain determined that there are few places as great as Winnipeg, so despite offers from British clinics to stay on full time, she returned home.
Since returning, Dr. Drain spent several years in both day practice and most recently as a critical care veterinarian at a local emergency hospital.
Dr. Drain takes a coordinated approach with pet parents to empower them to enjoy life with their animals to the fullest. Over the last few years, she has become more interested in how vets can support progress in the community. She currently spends one day a week performing surgery at the Winnipeg Humane Society and volunteers frequently at spay and neuter clinics held at Grant Park Animal Hospital and elsewhere. It is no exaggeration to say that Dr. Drain is one of Winnipeg’s most popular veterinarians and we know how lucky we are to have her on our team.
Dr. Taylor Carey was born and raised in Winnipeg, and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Manitoba. She spent two years as supervisor of the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre in Île des Chênes, MB, before heading off to vet school. Dr. Carey is a 2015 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
After graduation, Dr. Carey relocated to Brooklyn, New York for an intensive small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group. While there she split her time between day practice and emergency medicine.
Following her internship, Dr. Carey spent three more years in Brooklyn working at a busy small animal general practice. She subsequently relocated to Cary, North Carolina for two more years before returning to her hometown of Winnipeg.
Dr. Carey has a keen interest in veterinary dentistry, has undertaken extensive training in this area, and is very adept at managing periodontal disease cases. Her other professional interests include soft tissue surgery and feline medicine (she’s a self-proclaimed cat lady).
Dr. Renata Ward completed an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Winnipeg and went on to graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.
Dr. Ward began her career at a busy companion animal hospital in Winnipeg. After several years as a clinician, she shifted her focus towards regulatory medicine. In her regulatory role, Dr. Ward focuses on animal health, disease surveillance, and emergency response, in an ongoing effort to protect Canada’s domestic animal population.
She believes in the concept of “One Health,” a multidisciplinary approach that recognizes the intersectionality of people, animals and their shared environment to achieve optimal health in both small and large animal populations.
During downtime from her busy day job, Dr. Ward has continued to work in small animal practice as a locum veterinarian, and keeps current on preventative medicine and all the latest veterinary medical advancements. She believes in compassionate veterinary care, nurturing the human animal bond, and building collaborative relationships with her clients, in the interest of her patients and the community.