Meet Our Team


Tess and Tillie (Desk Dogs)

Our names are Tess(border collie) and Tillie(Red dog) and we are Dr Emily's dogs. Tess is a nervous nelly, but with a little baby talk, she tends to come out of her shell. Tillie is more outgoing, but still very protective of us humans.You can find them in the office or under Dr. Bridget /Dr. Emily's desk in her custom made cave, or snuggling with her humans. They sometimes even come up front to get cookies over the counter from you nice people. They spend their free time running with their humans and getting picked on by my little sphynx sister "Creature cat". They always looks forward to admiring you from a distance and who knows, you may even get a tail wag.

Dr. Bridget Harris

Veterinarian/Practice Owner

Dr. Bridget Harris has been practising veterinary medicine since 1983. She worked in numerous small animal clinics in Calgary until deciding to open up her own practice, Southwood Veterinary Hospital, in 2000. Dr. Harris is a very devoted practice owner who loves all aspects of veterinary medicine. She would like nothing more than to practice seven days a week. When she is not physically in the clinic she keeps in contact with her clients and staff. 



Dr. Emily Ames graduated in the University of Calgary’s first veterinary class in 2012.  She spent a year in mixed practice handling a variety of cases and patients but decided to start working completely indoors in 2013 and moved back to Calgary.  She worked at a primary clinic downtown for a few years prior to coming here to join Bridget (also her mom) here at Southwood!


Registered Veterinary Technologist

Courtney has been an Animal Health Technologist for 13 years (and counting!) She began working with Southwood Veterinary Hospital almost immediately following her graduation from Fairview College in 2004. Courtney’s nurturing and empathetic nature make her a well-suited nurse for all of our patients, especially those who require hospitalization. Courtney has one cat of her own; ‘Sophie’ who was rescued as a kitten and has proven to be an irreplaceable member of the family.  The aspect of being an AHT that Courtney enjoys the most is the rewarding feeling she receives from knowing that she is helping to make a difference in the lives of our clients and their pets.

Inventory Coordinator/ Assistant

Crystal is a huge animal lover! She was born into a dog show family and has been involved in breeding, training and loving Boxers all her life. Crystal's years of retail management experience has made her a valuable member to our team, in both customer service and inventory control. When she is not working she enjoys spending time camping with her husband and dog Hunter. Crystal is currently on maternity leave.

Receptionist/ Veterinarian Personal Assistant

Felicia came to Southwood Veterinary Hospital in 2015 with a Veterinary Office Assistant Certificate of which she graduated in 2011 with Honours.  She worked at a busy 24hr Emergency and Primary Care Hospital in the north end of Calgary.  She comes with a positive attitude and great multitasking skills making her a great contribution to the Southwood team.In her down time she enjoys hanging out with her Golden Retriever, Jackson.  She has loved getting to know all of our clients and their furry friends.

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Tiffany has been working in the Veterinary industry since 2013; she began her career once traveling to Calgary from Ontario. Tiffany decided to further her education and just finished her undergrad in the Animal Health Technologist program at Thompson Rivers University. She comes to this industry with a kind heart, passion and dedication in making a positive difference in animal’s lives. 


Veterinary Office Assistant

Alicia “Ali” Graduated top of her class for the Veterinary Office Assistant program at Bow Valley College in 2013, she was recognized as the face of the program and was featured on the front page of the Bow Valley Business Magazine. She is very excited to start building a continuous relationship with all the wonderful clients and their fur-babies at Southwood Vet. On her downtime she enjoys spending time playing fetch with her rescue Border collie mix named Zelgius and cuddling with her pleasantly plump rescue cat Butters.

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Nicole has recently graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College in 2018. She joined Southwood Veterinary Hospital part time in 2017 as a summer student and is now back full time! As a "Baby Tech" Nicole is eager to learn and will always accept new challenges. She's rewarded with knowing she is helping our patients and clients with her hard work and dedication. Nicole has a very special place in her heart for cats (especially the grey ones) and loves spending quality time with her cat Chloe when she is not at work

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Jessie graduated from the Olds College Animal Health Technology Program in 2016. She has been with us here at Southwood since January 2018 and we are happy to have her. She enjoys connecting with our clients and patients with her caring and empathetic demeanor. In her downtime, she enjoys cuddling with her cat Whiskey and playing with her Mini Australian Shepherd Tesla.

Veterinary Office Assistant / Technologist Assistant

Ashley is currently enrolled in the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine program; she has completed her Undergraduate Degree with distinction in Biological Science at the University of Calgary. She has a profound passion for animals and a fascination with the medical sciences behind it; her goal is to become a veterinarian herself. Ashley started at Southwood Veterinary Hospital in 2017 as a part-time kennel assistant and is now a member of our full-time team as a technician assistant. She really enjoys being in clinic and cuddling with all of the fur babies that come through our doors.


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