Doctors

Dr. Eichkorn

Dr. Eichkorn has been with us at Winrose since 1999.  She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1993 and after 5 years in mixed practice decided to accept a job at Winrose which would allow her to focus exclusively on small animal medicine.   

She has a special interests in dermatology, nutrition, and canine behavior but is more than willing to see any patient in need of care.   She notes " I never would have imagined that my veterinary career would have led me to become a 'rabbit dentist' or a 'reptile parasitologist' but such are the challenges of small and exotic animal practice.  Even after 17 years as a veterinarian, I never cease to be amazed by the new and exciting things we see every day.  I can't imagine any other career path that could be more interesting and rewarding..."

In her spare time, Dr. Eichkorn enjoys traveling, watercolour painting, and spending time with her 2 great Labradors, "Sierra" and "Beans" whom you will hopefully get to meet on your next visit to our hospital.  She invites you to stop by to see our hospital, meet our great care team and maybe give the furry mascots a bit of a belly rub!  We all look forward to seeing you really soon! 

Dr Amanda Malboeuf

I began working with the team at Winrose in the summer of 2007 as a veterinary student.  I spent the next three summers learning from Dr. Eichkorn and the team.  After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, I took a job in Stonewall.  When a position opened up at Winrose in January 2011, I jumped at the chance to rejoin the group.  

I enjoy the variety of patients that come through the clinic doors, whether furry, scaly or feathered.  Some of the most rewarding experiences I have as a veterinarian is connecting with the pet and their pet parent.  I want to help keep the pet healthy and the pet parent happy.  I have special interests in preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery, and hospice care.  

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and son, going to the lake, and reading. In the above pciture is our dog, Missy, who you may see at the clinic from time to time. She is our newest family member, adopted from Jenn's Furry Friends Pet Rescue in May 2017.

 

Dr. Ingrid Sproll

I grew up in Winnipeg and have had a keen interest in animals since childhood. In high school I volunteered to walk dogs at the Winnipeg Humane Society and later went on to gain valuable experience working in the veterinary clinic there.   I attended Yale University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2008. I also ran for the track and cross-country teams during my four years at Yale. During veterinary school I volunteered with the wildlife and exotics medicine club and got to do a clinical rotation at the Winnipeg Zoo. 

I have a special interest in feline medicine, pain relief and anesthesia. I am also very passionate about meeting clients and helping them learn more about their pets and how to best take care of them. I also enjoy opportunities to talk to the public about pet health and am working to become active in public education about animal health care. 

Dr Heather McDonald

Dr McDonald didn't always want to be a veterinarian. Other career options she considered were cowgirl, artist, astronaut and meter maid. At the age of 10 she finally decided to become a vet and in 1997 she graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon.

Wanting some adventure, she packed up her car and her guinea pig, and headed up the Alaska Highway to Yukon Veterinary Services in Whitehorse where she discovered adventure, a bit of gold and her future husband.  Along the way, she enjoyed many experiences dealing with pets, farm animals, exotics and wildlife.

In 1999, Dr McDonald moved to Calgary where she joined Calgary Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic, a 100% exotic animal practice. She gained a lot of valuable experience with exotic pet medicine and surgery but she missed the dogs and cats, and decided a mixture of both would be ideal.

In 2002, she moved to Winnipeg with the understanding that it would only be for a couple of years. Over 15 years later, she's come to realize that she isn't leaving.  During this time, Dr McDonald got married, bought a house, had a baby and provided medical and surgical services to dogs, cats, exotic pets and wildlife at Centennial Animal Hospital.

In 2016, Dr McDonald joined Winrose Animal Hospital and is thrilled to be part of this vibrant caring family. She volunteers her time and experience with the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre and is a parent volunteer and an active member of the Parent Advisory Council of her daughter's school. She brings with her over 20 years of experience with medicine and surgery of dogs, cats, exotic pets and wildlife.