Dr. Sheila McDonald, DVM
Sheila graduated first in her class from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, following which she interned in Equine Medicine at the University of California, Davis. In 1983 she moved back to her native Okanagan and started Okanagan Equine Veterinary Services, the first equine only clinic in the interior of B.C. Although her practice has always been full service equine, she has a special interest in reproduction, mare and stallion management, surgery of the reproductive tract, foaling and working with foals. She also enjoys internal medicine and wound repair.
Dr. McDonald has been breeding racehorses for close to 25 years and loves to see her Thoroughbreds move on to secondary careers. She and her husband operate Stoneridge Farm where she keeps her broodmares and two Thoroughbred stallions. She has recently purchased a Section B Welsh stallion "The Key" and intends to breed high quality sport ponies. Her other interests include gardening, running, travelling, skiing, scuba diving and attending Kelowna Rockets hockey games.
Helen has been working part time at Okanagan Equine for many years. She works on an on-call basis, assisting with surgery, anesthesia, and reproduction. Helen grew up in the Czech Republic, where she rode steeplechase horses for her trainer father. She has been breeding and racing Thoroughbreds for over 25 years and has bred several stakes winners. She stands two Thoroughbred stallions at her farm. In her spare time Helen likes to cook, garden, and spend time with her grandchildren, her dogs, and her cockatoo.