Your Pet’s “Dream Team”
Meet Dr. Barry & Team at Coulee Veterinary Clinic in Lethbridge!
Please call us to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Barry Alvarez has called Lethbridge his home for the past 15 years. Growing up surrounded by various animals, he decided to dedicate his life’s work to helping dogs, cats, and other critters.
After graduating from the University of the Philippines – College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, Dr. Barry spent several years practicing as an Associate Veterinarian and Veterinary Locum in and around Southern Alberta. During these years, he developed his interest in preventive medicine, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, urgency and emergency care.
While away from the clinic, Dr. Barry enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with his wife, 2 young children, and their rescue dog, Ove.
Registered Animal Health Technologist/ Partner
Mindy is a Registered Veterinary Technician, and has been practicing for about twelve years. She began her career at the Saskatoon SPCA and helping shelter pets remains a passion of hers. She was trained as a veterinary technologist in Saskatchewan and benefited from learning with the DVM students at the WCVM. She was overjoyed to come back home to southern AB to finish a BSc and settle down, and has worked with Dr Barry and Wendy in Lethbridge since 2010. She has a wonderful husband and two small children as well as two misfit pets who fill her life with joy! She loves to escape to the mountains as often as possible and you might see her little Boler trailer trundling down Highway 3 heading west in the summer time.
At Coulee Vet, Mindy loves all parts of her job and wears many hats, but she would say the best thing about her job is the teamwork. She loves to help create an energetic, happy atmosphere and work with her team to get everything flowing as smoothly and efficiently as possible behind the scenes! There’s so much that goes into each patient’s visit, and Mindy tries hard to help make sure every one she sees has the best outcome possible. You’re most likely to see her running around with a big mug of (often cold!) coffee and a smile on her face!
Registered Animal Health Technologist
Radiance studied and finished her Animal Health Technician degree from Lakeland College. Immediately after graduation, she worked in an emergency veterinary hospital here in southern Alberta. She had the opportunity to work in a small animal practice in California where she honed her interest in veterinary dentistry , animal behaviour, cytology and feline medicine.
Originally hailed from British Columbia, she has now called Lethbridge her home for the last 10 years. If not at work you can see her with her dog Maggie in the coulees for a hike. She also enjoys other outdoor activities like camping, biking and fishing. During cold weather she can be found curled up on the couch with her cat, Liquorice, and reading a good book.
For her, everyday is an exciting day as she enjoys having a good laugh while at work. She also ensures that every patient she attends to, gets the highest quality of care.
You will not miss her in the clinic as she always wear a bright coloured scrubs reflecting her energetic and upbeat personality.
Office Manager/ Partner
Wendy is one of the friendly faces that you will meet in reception when you and your pet come and visit us. Wendy is a Veterinary Medical Receptionist that has graduated from the VMR program at the Olds College in 2011. She was born in Québec and raised in Lethbridge which she calls home. Wendy is fluent in French and in English. She has several years of experience working in the veterinary field and has played many different administrative roles, using her passion to provide the best customer and patient experience possible. Wendy is the CSR at our clinic and our Office Manager, she is always happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Wendy and her husband are very proud parents of 3 young kids. She is also owned by 2 rescue cats, Marble is 4 and Gracie is 2. She loves her 55 gallon aquarium that houses a variety of beautiful freshwater tropical fish that all have names. The newest member of her family is Coulee, a Labradoodle puppy, who completes her family. In her spare time she enjoys baking and decorating cakes, going on trail rides on horseback at our nearby national parks, camping at Stafford lake and boating and Jet skiing with her family and friends, or just sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows with her kids.
It has been an honour of hers to be working alongside Dr.Barry and Mindy for so many years and she looks forward to being part of the “Dream Team” at Coulee Veterinary Clinic. She loves coming to work with her second family and can often be seen smiling, interacting with our wonderful clients and our amazing patients. Wendy is looking forward to welcoming you to our family at Coulee Veterinary Clinic.