We are a full-service mixed animal practice located in Southwest Saskatchewan, we also offer large animal ambulatory services in Southeast Alberta. We believe in providing high quality, affordable, and compassionate veterinary care. Our knowledgeable team works together to prevent, and diagnose disease, as well as, come up with practical treatment plans when needed for your animals. We strive to have a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, for both patients and their owners. Please do not hesitate to call or stop in with questions regarding your animals' health.
The Creekside Team
Luke Runnion DVM
Luke is a 2012 graduate of Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he practiced for 4 years in rural mixed practice, before spending 2 years at an equine referral and surgical center in Montana. In June of 2018, he moved back to Maple Creek and opened Creekside Veterinary Service. Luke truly enjoys the variety that rural mixed animal practice provides in his day, and although he seems to find himself with a large equine and bovine caseload, he does enjoy companion animal wellness and medical practice as well.
Luke is currently a member of the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medicine Association's Practice Standards Committee - he provides a voice for rural large animal veterinarians/practices with regards to provincial regulations.
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Montana, Luke also holds memberships with the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners, and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
In his spare time Luke enjoys fishing, hunting, helping out on the family ranch, and spending time with his family.
Traci Henderson DVM
Dr. Henderson grew up outside Gainsborough, SK. on her family's farm where she spent most of her time helping with the cattle. Traci graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. After spending 7 years in the big city, she returned to her rural roots, practicing for two years at the Deep South Animal Clinic in Ogema, SK. During her time there she worked on all creatures large and small, but developed key interests in companion animal surgery, cow/calf herd health, and bovine obstetrics. Traci joined the Creekside Team in June of 2020 and is a much welcomed full-time addition to the team.
Traci is currently serving on the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medicine Association's Professional Conduct Committee. This committee investigates, and reviews all official complaints against SVMA Members, an important step in being a self regulating body.
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan, Traci also holds memberships with Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
In her spare time she enjoys curling, and cuddling with her grumpy cat Burr.
Jerry Carr - Registered Veterinary Technologist
Jerry has been a member of the Creekside team since 2020. Coming to Creekside from a primarily companion animal practice she has enjoyed the mixture of cases that rural practice provides.
Jerry has her diploma in Animal Health Technology and an Office Administration Certification. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician with the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists.
In her free time she enjoys spending time outside, whether it be riding her horses, snowboarding, or adventuring with friends. She also has a few well loved dogs, cat and a rabbit.
Victoria Briggs - Veterinary Assistant
Victoria has been a member of the Creekside team since 2020. We were lucky enough to snag her during a year off from formal education, and she has been an excellent addition to the team. You will find her mostly in large animal, either working on out calls, trotting horses for lameness exams and assisting with equine dentistry procedures.
In her free time she enjoys riding her horse, and spending time helping friends and family on the farm.
Jesse Portz - Veterinary Assistant
Jesse is our newest team member. She graduated high school this past June and is taking some time off school to work. Being a local ranch kid, she fits in just right for the busy mix of large animal cases we see, and we are very happy to have her skills on farm with our veterinarians.
Kyla Runnion - Practice Manager
Kyla obtained her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science, Education and Biology from Montana State University in 2010 while on athletic scholarship. After teaching full-time for several years, and helping Luke out at the clinic during evenings and weekends, she excitedly made the transition to being at the clinic everyday.
In her free time she enjoys riding her horses, coaching and playing a variety of sports,and spending time outside with her family.
July Johnson - "Donktor"
July is the Runnion family's mini spotted donkey. Luke "spotted" him during a farm call when he was just a few months old, and he became part of their family that Christmas. Due to his gentle nature, he has become the official demonstration donkey of Creekside, and tolerates everything we ask him to demonstrate incredibly well.