Meet the BVLH team that works hard daily to provide excellent client care and support for your animals and operation.

Please call us to learn more about BVLH and our team 403-362-5114.

Clinic Owner

Dr. Blake Balog, DVM

Dr. Blake Balog is a graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Originally, Blake is from a cattle and grain farm South of Milk River. While growing up he was heavily involved in sports and 4-H. After high school, Blake completed three years of an Animal Science degree at the University of Saskatchewan before making it into the veterinary college in Saskatoon. His main areas of interest revolve around cattle medicine and herd production. He has a specific interest in bull breeding soundness, cattle reproductive momentum, and lameness in cattle. Blake became a business owner in 2016 when he purchased the livestock portion or Bow Valley Veterinary Clinic. After years of proudly building Bow Valley Livestock Health, he also purchased the companion animal portion Bow Valley Veterinary Clinic in 2019, and is continuously growing both Bow Valley Livestock Health, and Bow Valley Companion Animal Clinic. Outside of his profession, Blake enjoys spending time with his ever-growing family, playing basketball, and loves fishing!

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Tom Daborn, DVM

Dr Tom Daborn made the decision to move to Canada from the UK in late 2018. He is a recent graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in London, with a keen interest in all aspects of cattle health, surgery, and sheep production. Having made the move to one of the top beef producing areas of the world, Tom hopes to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible! Tom grew up in the countryside South of England, where he kept busy beekeeping, growing a few pigs, milking for a local dairy farm, and tending to him and his fathers flock of Sheep for over 10 years.
Fishing and hiking are the mainstays of Toms spare time and he hopes to explore a wider area as he settles into his new home.

Dr. Travis Marfleet, DVM

Dr. Travis Marfleet grew up in Maidstone, SK where he spent a lot of time watching, or getting in the way, as his grandparents and aunt and uncle worked cattle. He is a 2017 graduate of WCVM in Saskatoon, SK and has a strong interest in cow-calf, feedlot, and dairy production medicine, which ultimately brought him to Bow Valley Livestock Health. Dr. Marfleet enjoys some perks of his job, such as occasionally helping clients work cattle, and moving animals through a wide range of unique, and great handling systems that he comes across on-farm. Some of his main work interest are: cattle vaccines, along with infectious diseases. During his spare time, Dr. Marfleet enjoys playing hockey, golf, slow-pitch, fishing, or any outdoor activity really. He is also kept busy by his trusty sidekick Pete, the beagle who is often riding shotgun while he is on the road for farm calls.

Dr. Emilie Belage, DVM

Dr. Emilie Belage’s family moved to the Calgary area when she was in high school. She later moved to Ontario to pursue a Bachelors in Animal Biology and a Masters in Epidemiology from the University of Guelph. She received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2021 with the goal of returning to Alberta and working with beef cattle. Emilie enjoys the variety that comes with mixed animal practice, but her main interests are surgery, obstetrics, bull fertility, as well as equine medicine and reproduction. In her spare time, Emilie enjoys hiking in Kananaskis with her dog Davinci, riding her horse (or pasture ornament) Luxor, playing hockey, and baking.

Our Registered Veterinary Technologists

Brittany Metzger RVT

Brittany graduated from the Olds College AHT program in 2016. Growing up on her family farm near Carbon engrained her a love for all animals, but her love of cattle drove her passion to become a large animal RVT. When not at work Brittany enjoys spending time with her dogs and helping on the family farm.

Adrianna Tooth, RVT

Adrianna graduated from the Olds College AHT program in 2019. When she was 9, her family moved onto an acreage and started a hobby farm. Over the years, it has turned into a Black Angus cow-calf operation. In her spare time, Adrianna enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, skating in winter months, petting her many cats, and helping out around the farm.

Cayley Peltzer, RVT

Cayley graduated from Lakeland College in 2020 from the Animal Health Tech program accompanying the Agri-Business – Livestock Major that she completed in 2017. Growing up on a mixed animal farm outside of Rosemary AB, Cayley was very active in Pony Club, 4-H, and Alberta Jr. Angus Association. She grew up showing black angus cattle, commercial sheep, and horses in open and occasional hunter/jumper shows. Now, Cayley spends her time building her commercial Black Angus her, volunteering for agriculture programs for young people, and working her network marketing business in the nooks and crannies of her life.

Our Client Care Specialists

Terry Owen

Terry has been a receptionist at Bow Valley since 1983. She is our Large Animal Director of Technical Services, which means she is the “go to” receptionist for all our large animal producers. She lives along the Red Deer River with her husband and three girls where they operate a cow calf operation. They have 2 horses, one dog and six cats.

Our Vet Assistants

Dallis Olivier

Dallis recently completed her diploma in Equine Science, specializing in Western Horsemanship at Olds College in 2019. Dallis gained her interest and love for animals from growing up on her family farm near Patricia where they raise commercial Herefords. You will often see her familiar face assisting our veterinarians during preg-checking season, and semen-testing season. During her spare time, Dallis enjoys barrel racing and starting colts.

Office Manager

Devonie Deschamps

Devonie graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Business Degree in General Management all while playing varsity level hockey for the MRU Women’s Hockey team. Devonie’s passion for the agriculture industry originated from growing up on her family’s farm near Patricia where they operate their cow-calf operation. In her spare time, Devonie enjoys helping on the farm, hiking, hunting/fishing, playing sports, and really anything that involves physical activity and being outdoors.