are proud and long standing members of:
Dr. Leticia Materi
Dr. Kelsey Chapman
Dr. Kelsey Chapman joined our exotics team in the spring of 2017 as a graduate of the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine. Having previously completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia with a major in Earth and Ocean Science, Kelsey moved to Calgary for her veterinary schooling. During that time, Kelsey completed a research project on wildlife anesthesia and presented her findings at the conference for the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians in Dallas, Texas in 2017. Kelsey is currently the Canadian liaison for the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV). Kelsey has always had a love for exotics and has shared her home with a variety of amphibians, fish, reptiles, hamsters, budgies, and mice. She wanted her veterinary career to include exotic species care and after her rotation with us in her final school year, knew Calgary Avian and Exotic was the perfect fit. She has further solidified her dedication to exotic pet medicine by becoming a partner in the clinic. Kelsey loves all exotics and has a special interest in reptiles, amphibians and aquaculture, but like the rest of us, can’t resist our adorable rodent patients! She shares her home with her Russian Tortoise, Littlefoot, Orwell, the Roborovski dwarf hamster and her tabby cat, Flynn. Away from the clinic, Kelsey enjoys playing guitar and riding her thoroughbred cross horse George, with whom she participates in Cowboy Challenge obstacle courses.