Dr. Katie Graves


Dr. Katie Graves
Dr. Katie Graves DVM

Hello! My name is Dr. Katie Graves and I grew up on a cow calf farm just outside of Lacombe, Alberta.

I went to primary school in Lacombe and then spent 3 years at Red Deer College (RDC), 1 year at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and 4 years at the University of Calgary (U of C). At RDC I divided my time between business and science classes. At the U of S I received my Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Economics. Lastly, I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the U of C.

I really enjoyed my time at RDC and U of S because I was able to play on their collegiate volleyball teams. I then fully immersed myself in the veterinary medicine program and graduated in 2015 with my doctorate majoring in Ecosystem and Public Health. One special memory from veterinary school was getting to go to Tanzania, Africa on one of my fourth year rotations. In Africa, I spoke to the Maasai people about stomach worm infections in goats and sheep.

After graduation I worked at a mixed animal practice in Ponoka for several years and then started working for Small Animal Clinics in Red Deer thereafter. During this time, I was also fortunate enough to accept an intern position at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland focusing on diseases that can be spread between animals and people (called zoonotic diseases).

Now, I enjoy spending my time being a veterinarian, stay at home mom and a cow-calf producer.

The best part of my job is helping people and pets. I strive to give compassionate and quality care to all animals that I see. I truly want to treat your animals like they were my own.