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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Lana Delaney, DVM

Lana grew up on a farm just outside of Grande Prairie, Alberta.  Her family has always been active in thoroughbred horse racing.  She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan in 2005 and stayed on one more year to complete a Large Animal Surgery Internship.  Lana started Delaney Veterinary Services in 2008 where she enjoys her equine patients, large and small, practicing with an emphasis on acupuncture, performance, dentistry, and reproduction.

Dr. Ryan Shoemaker, MVetSc., Diplomate ACVS (Surgery)

Ryan is one of the surgical and lameness specialist at Delaney Veterinary Services.  He brings over a decade of surgical expertise to the practice.  Following  Veterinary school (WCVM), he continued his specialist training (Surgery and Lameness) at both Kansas University and the University of Saskatchewan.  He obtained specialty recognition by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2005.  After teaching surgery and lameness at the WCVM for 2 years, he moved to private practice in Alberta.  

Dr. Conrad Wilgenbusch, DVM, Diplomate ACVS (Surgery)

Dr. Conrad Wilgenbusch is our second Equine Surgeon and Lameness Specialist.  A native of western Canada, with expertise in performance horse lameness, Conrad has advanced training at one of the busiest sport horse practices in the United States.  Dr. Wilgenbusch now resides in Sherwood Park with his wife Erica and their three children.

Dr. Andre Mendes Chaves, DVM

Dr. Andre Chaves is originally from Brazil where he graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Along the years he worked in renowned equine reproduction centres in his home country, USA and Canada, acquiring a vast knowledge in embryo transfer, reproductive problems in mares, stallion management, and neonatology. For the past few years he has been living in Canada and has joined the Delaney Veterinary Services Team in January of 2017.

Dr. Teresa Reitz, Intern


Teresa grew up in Southern Ontario on a small horse farm.  As a child she rode in several disciplines including hunter-jumper and vaulting and in university began competing in eventing.  She graduated with distinction from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2017 and received the AAEP/Frank J. Milne Memorial Prize for the highest standing in equine-specific rotations.  Her veterinary interests include primary care and surgery.  In her free time she enjoys running, riding, knitting, and sewing.  

Veterinary Specialists Available for Consultation:

Dr. Kim Hawkes, Diplomate ACVC (Cardiology)

Kim primarily works at Guardian Veterinary Center, the largest specialty companion animal hospital in central/northern Alberta.   She is one of only a few cardiology specialists in western Canada and is available to our equine patients for consultation by appointment.

Dr. Rory Weins, Opthamology

Office Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am Closed Closed
5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm Closed Closed