Dr. Ron Flater, DVM
After graduating in 1982 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, I practiced for 9 years in Central Alberta. My wife Sandy and I soon became sick of the long, cold winters and in 1991 we decided to move to Lumby. The following year I opened Flater Veterinary Services and practiced out of the small white house beside the Snac Shack until April 2012, when we moved to our wonderful new location in the old Bell Pole Building. Before our move I decided to change the name of the practice to White Valley Veterinary Services.
I am getting to the age where retirement is a consideration, but I am having too much fun to stop now. Having Dr. Tanya Schimpl as part of out team has expanded our range of services and given me some time to enjoy life outside of the clinic. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my grandaughter Reyna, riding my horse Rusty, motorcycling, fishing, cutting wood and spending time in my vegetable garden.
Dr. Tanya Schimpl, DVM
After growing up in Vernon and graduating from Vernon Secondary School I decided that I had had enough of small town life and I wanted to see the world. After working and traveling overseas for many years I returned to Canada and worked in the tourism industry for a number of years. Realizing I wanted a career that was more challenging I returned to school and completed my Bachelor of Science through UBC. While completing my undergraduate degree I started volunteering at various veterinary clinics and soon realized that becoming a veterinarian was the career for me.
I graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2008 and my first job took me to Williams Lake where I worked in a mixed animal practice. After 1 1/2 years in Williams Lake I decided that I wanted to return to the Okanagan. I started working just one day a week with Dr. Flater in March 2010 and as of a few years ago I now divide my time between Lumby and a practice in Vernon.
When I am not working I enjoy reading, gardening, working out and spending time with family and friends. I currently have two cats, Molly, the diabetic and Morty, the destroyer! I look forward to continue serving this wonderful community.
Dr. Jeanette Perry, DVM
I'm a 2004 graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, my home province. After graduating, I worked for 2 years in a mainly pet practice in the Queen Charlotte Islands before moving to Illinois and Missouri to do further training in Large Animal Internal Medicine. I was then lucky enough to work for 4 years in Roseworthy, South Australia teaching cattle medicine at a Veterinary and Agricultural college. I've been really happy to have the chance to move home to Canada and land in another beautiful part of the world!
In my time off, I like riding my horse Reba, my old motorcycles and mountain bikes; camping, fishing and spending time with my Aussie Fox Terrier Angus, my BC local Cattle Dog Clover, and an assortment of chickens and ducks kept more for entertainment that anything else.