Our Team

Dr. Tom Inglis

Dr. Tom Inglis

Veterinary Team, Managing Partner & CEO
Dr. Darko Mitevski

Dr. Darko Mitevski

Veterinary Team, Managing Partner & COO
Dr. Ben Schlegel

Dr. Ben Schlegel

Veterinary Team, Managing Partner
Dr. Luke Nickel

Dr. Luke Nickel

Veterinary Team, Managing Partner
Julijana Mitevska

Julijana Mitevska

Senior Recruiter and HR Administrator
Alejandro Rodriguez

Alejandro Rodriguez

Lead Technician and Operations
Lorrie Kadylo

Lorrie Kadylo

Field Technician
Tennera Vandervalk

Tennera Vandervalk

Project Administrative Assistant
Kristie Landry

Kristie Landry

Office Administrator
Wade Grimm

Wade Grimm

IT Manager
Tristen Meilleur

Tristen Meilleur

IT Coordinator
Kathleen Weir

Kathleen Weir

Accountant
Jenna Schmidt

Jenna Schmidt

Administrative Lead BC
Rachel Barth

Rachel Barth

Field Technician BC
Laurice Niebres Macusi

Laurice Niebres Macusi

Lab & PM Technician
Kayla Peters

Kayla Peters

Field Technician ON
Karissa Dubue

Karissa Dubue

Administrative Assistant
Kaylee Punter

Kaylee Punter

Field/Laboratory Technician

Dr. Tom Inglis

Veterinary Team, Managing Partner & CEO

B.Sc. Ag, DVM, Dipl. ACPV

Dr. Tom Inglis is the founder and a managing partner at Poultry Health Services. Tom led the formation of the company in 2002 in response to a request from the industry to return to Alberta and fulfill the diagnostic contract needs for the poultry industry in Alberta. Tom was born in Saskatoon and raised in Vermilion and Edmonton where he attended the U of A, completing a BSc. in Agriculture in 1999. He is a graduate from the WCVM in Saskatoon where he received his DVM in 2003 and became a board certified poultry veterinarian with the American College of Poultry Veterinarians in 2009. Tom developed a fascination with poultry production and nutrition as a student at the University of Alberta where he continues to participate in the research program and is one of the flock health veterinarians for the Poultry Research Centre. As an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, he developed and delivered the original curriculum. Tom’s areas of focus in practice and research are integrated health programs, processing (stunning, food safety and humane handling), and effective disinfection. As an active member on a number of local, national and international associations, Tom works to contribute his training and passion for poultry as a resource for the betterment of the industry and profession.

Dr. Darko Mitevski

Veterinary Team, Managing Partner & COO

DVM MSci MAM Dipl ACPV

Darko was born and raised in Skopje, Macedonia. He received his DVM degree at the University of Belgrade in 1992 and then worked as a teaching and research assistant and extension service veterinarian at the Veterinary Institute and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje. He obtained his Master of Science degree in 1996 from the University of Belgrade. Darko completed the Master of Avian Medicine program at the University of Georgia in 2003 and became a Diplomate of American College of Poultry Veterinarians the following year. In 2005, Darko accepted the position at Poultry Health Services and moved with his family to Alberta. His main areas of interest include poultry immunity, vaccines and vaccination programs and diagnostics for all poultry species. He also works closely with the layer industry and game birds on various issues of health management and disease prevention.

Dr. Ben Schlegel

Veterinary Team, Managing Partner

DVM, MAHM, Dipl. ACPV

Ben was born and raised in southwestern Ontario. He grew up on a diversified farming operation, which produces pigs, chickens and field crops. Ben attended the University of Waterloo and completed a BSc in Biotechnology and Economics. After that, he completed his veterinary degree at the University of Guelph. Ben completed a master’s degree in poultry medicine, the MAHM, through the University of Georgia and the University of Melbourne and became a diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Ben has been able to complete internships with private veterinary practices, universities and government laboratories in a number of locations throughout North America.

Dr. Luke Nickel

Veterinary Team, Managing Partner

DVM, MAHM

Luke was born and raised in Abbotsford BC. His childhood consisted of many long hours picking eggs on the family farm which eventually diversified into broilers and turkeys. Luke attended the University of Alberta working towards a BSc in Animal Science. He was accepted into Vet School soon after and received his DVM from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Nickel completed his Masters in Avian Health and Management through the University of Georgia in May 2020. He led the opening of the Poultry Health Services branch in Abbotsford, BC and continues as the managing veterinarian for operations in BC. Luke’s main interests include on farm management and diagnostics along with water fowl medicine.

Julijana Mitevska

Senior Recruiter and HR Administrator

As a foreign trained veterinarian, Julijana is always searching for good people who enjoy and contribute to a healthy work environment and teamwork. Julijana demonstrates strong empathy and genuine concern for her colleagues and customers. She is a collaborative team player, and plays a key role in helping the team achieve success. Passionate for Continuous Improvement, Julijana is always looking to learn and solve problems. She is detailed oriented, adaptable and always finds ways to make things better. Julijana likes hiking, walking, traveling, reading books, watching movies, meeting new people, visiting new places, learning about other cultures, gardening, helping people in needs and spending time with her family and friends.

Alejandro Rodriguez

Lead Technician and Operations

Alejandro has been working with poultry production since he obtained his veterinary degree in Colombia where he was born. He worked with pig production when he arrived in Manitoba, Canada in 2005. He moved to Alberta in 2012 and has been enjoying the change of job and more favourable weather.

Lorrie Kadylo

Field Technician

Lorrie has been working for Poultry Health Services since 2005. She comes from an agriculture background and enjoys working within the poultry industry.

Tennera Vandervalk

Project Administrative Assistant

Tennera began her journey with Poultry Health Services in 2010 as an Administrative Assistant. She has grown with the company and been a keeper of the historical and technical knowledge as the company has expanded. Family life put her career on hold for a couple of years; however, she was thrilled to rejoin the team in a part-time capacity in 2018. Supporting the veterinarians as a Project Administrative Assistant is her primary role as she loves the challenge of taking farm and laboratory data and creating presentable documents.

Kristie Landry

Office Administrator

Kristie came to PHS with a background of over 10+ years in office management, administrative, data entry and customer service based roles. Her efficiency, organizational skills and previous work experience has made her an asset to PHS. She enjoys her new position of accounts payable/receivable, among various other roles. Kristie is dedicated, driven, and eager to learn and experience new challenges within the ever-evolving veterinary world alongside an incredible team.

Wade Grimm

IT Manager

With over 20 years of experience with everything IT, Wade relishes disrupting the ‘norm’ with forward-thinking and finding technology solutions to everyday problems. He is a strategist with the ability to think around corners, and enjoys the challenge of integrating IT into the PHS veterinary and laboratory work flows. In his spare time, Wade enjoys traveling with his wife and exploring Canada/US on their motorcycles.

Tristen Meilleur

IT Coordinator

Tristen is most interested in problem solving and creating effective solutions. He is a jack of all trades but master of none… yet!! He is working to find his area of focus and is grateful for the diverse opportunities that PHS offers. Outside of work, Tristen is passionate about his fresh water aquariums filled with a plethora of invertebrates and tropical fish.

Kathleen Weir

Accountant

Kathleen joined PHS in 2021 with an excellent educational background and extensive business experience. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree and began her career working at a small coffee & magazine store where she was promoted into a management role and discovered the excitement of running a business. She was particularly drawn to the accounting aspects of the business and went back to school to complete her Bachelor of Commerce degree. From there, she worked in public accounting for a number of years and completed her CPA designation. Outside of her passion for business and accounting, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her French Bulldog Daisy, who makes every moment together “interesting”. Her love of animals and growing up on a grain farm were motivating factors in choosing to work with PHS and she is driven by learning something new every day.

Jenna Schmidt

Administrative Lead BC

Jenna started at Poultry Health Services in 2022 in an administrative role. She came with 7 years of experience in the veterinary industry, previously working as a vet assistant. Jenna has a passion for helping clients and will be the first smiling face you see when you come to the B.C. office. Though most of the time you will find Jenna in the office she is not afraid to get her hands dirty in the lab helping with the post mortems.

Rachel Barth

Field Technician BC

Rachel graduated with her BSc in general biology from Thompson Rivers University. After moving away from her hometown of Lillooet, she completed a Livestock Production Certificate from University of the Fraser Valley. Rachel joined the Poultry Health Services team in 2022; having worked several years in a small animal veterinary practice and on a dairy farm, she is excited to be involved in agriculture. Rachel has a passion for learning in an ever-evolving industry and always looks forward to visiting farms and helping care for varying flocks.

Laurice Niebres Macusi

Lab & PM Technician

From a Hospitality Industry to Pharmacy to Veterinary/ Poultry field, Laurice find the shift interesting and challenging enough to devote her time and interest in learning about the poultry industry. She works at PHS as a Laboratory and Post Mortem Technician where we test samples for bacteriology, serology, fecal flotation, as well as assisting veterinarians with postmortem activities, the most interesting for her so far. She feels privileged to be part of the team of experts and to work with the bests in the industry.

Kayla Peters

Field Technician ON

Kayla graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc in Bio-Medical Science. Despite having a human-focused degree, Kayla has had an interest in the agricultural industry since she was young and is thrilled to be working as a member of the Poultry Health Services team since 2022. Her job as a field/laboratory technician takes her from the office to the lab to poultry farms across Southwestern Ontario, where she completes mainly environmental and blood sampling, all while she excitedly strives to further expand her knowledge on all things poultry.

Karissa Dubue

Administrative Assistant

Karissa joined our team in 2022 in an administrative role. With experience in customer service, office management, and data entry she brings a positive attitude and fresh insight. Karissa is dedicated to helping all clients with anything that arises and excited to learn more about the industry.

Kaylee Punter

Field/Laboratory Technician

Kaylee graduated from Queen’s University with a BSc in biochemistry and MSc in Biomedical Science. She has previous experience working with animals through volunteering at a wildlife center, her local humane society, and a small animal hospital. While Kaylee’s original focus was on human-related medicine she has come to love working with animals and her interest in animal health grows every day. Kaylee is grateful to be a part of the Poultry Health Services team and learn more about the poultry world from many incredible people. You will find her both in the Ontario office/laboratory and travelling to poultry farms across Southwestern Ontario.