45539906_247058559299031_1254302970678345728_nDr. Natasha P. Russell is well known in her community, not only because of her big heart and gold standard of quality veterinary care, but also because of her ongoing One Health initiative partnerships.

Dr. Russell graduated from the University of Chile’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She also has an undergraduate Honours Degree in Biochemistry. Prior to the design of ECVC, she worked in relief and aid work, emergency medicine and primary care.

Dr. Russell is contented working with her clients as much as she does their pets! She understands the challenges owners struggle with when a pet is sick. Her contribution is not only to effectively diagnose and treat her patients but to also minimize stress and frustration on her clients by empowering them with the information they need to make educated decisions for their pets to prevent illness, disease and accidents in the future.

As a kid, she was always busy “saving” abandoned dogs, cats, mice and even insects.  She was captivated by the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the movie Lady and the Tramp, and she always stayed up past her bedtime to watch Saturday Night Live. She supports Pluto as a planet, pizza as a food group, and Clifford the Big Red Dog as educational television. Natasha’s current passions include: ideas for sustainable economies, balanced development focused on preservation and conservation of ecosystems, thought leadership, helping people and their animal families, volunteering in the community and tango dancing. When not buried under journal article readings, she also enjoys fulfilling her inner-foodie.

In May 2019, Natasha became President of the  Edmonton’s Association of Small Animal Veterinarians (EASAV). You can also catch her “Ask a Vet” column in the Country Asides newspaper, live on-air on 630 CHED’s radio show PET TALK, speaking at major pet events, or volunteering in her community and with various animal charities.