Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet (2017 -)

When we give animals homes, the most important person to them besides their forever family is their vet. They’re the voice of the animal when there’s a problem.  A veterinarian gets a mixed bag of animal ailments, but if you’re the prairies, you’ve got to care for creatures slightly larger than a golden lab. Dr. Keri Reykdal is a vet in Manitoba and looks after rural and domestic animals. Growing up with her veterinarian father, the love for animals kept her in the family business, becoming a doctor for our four-legged friends. With a clinic as her main base, she has the first mobile vet office in Ashern, Manitoba. She brings her services to her clients with this mobile office, ready to serve rural areas and city streets alike.

Dr. Keri’s day varies from a c-section for a cow, dog bites, running a feral cat clinic, and looking in on numerous farm animals. It’s all in a day’s work for her, and no two days are the same. There’s no sleep when you’re looking after animals from all walks of life, but Dr. Keri loves her job and wouldn’t change it for the world. While she looks after patients, her husband runs their cow farm, and her horse named Elvis and three Australian herding dogs keep her busy at home. Together they do the work they love.

Join this fun-loving, big-hearted vet, respected and loved by the pet owners, farmers, and dedicated team, as she embarks on her daily adventures.

Review by Carolyn Mauricette

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Women's Stories

Canadian connection

Directed by Mary Frymire
Dauphin, Manitoba
Filmed in a documentary-style format