Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Onoway Veterinary Clinic in Onoway! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Please call us at 780-967-2967 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members.

Veterinarians

David Cliplef, DVM

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. David Cliplef grew up in Manitoba. Having a love for animals he decided to pursue a career in the veterinary field. Dr. Cliplef graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992, during which time he worked towards a residency in Avian and Exotics from 1992 - 1994. He then came to Alberta to pursue his career working in Veterinary medicine in 1996, purchasing Onoway Veterinary Clinic in 2004. He enjoys all aspects of working in a mixed animal practice especially birds, elk & other exotic animals. In his spare time, Dr. Cliplef is an avid outdoors man and enjoys photography.

Meghan Biggar, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Meghan Biggar grew up in St. Albert, Alberta. Growing up, her family had all kinds of pets, from rabbits, hamsters, and budgies, to dogs and cats. She completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alberta, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Melbourne Australia. During her schooling in Australia, she completed a specialty equine rotation at the University of Copenhagen, as well as a rotation at the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand elephant sanctuary. Straight out of university, she decided to pursue mixed practice, as it involves a variety of animals, and emergency cases. Outside of work, she enjoys going hiking and camping in the mountains, writing music, as well as travelling as much as possible. She has a yellow Labrador named Cooper, who is a VGB (very good boy).

Tammy Nay, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Nay grew up on a large mixed animal farm at Fallis, AB. Her family raised nearly everything from chickens to bison and she shared her parents love of caring for the pets and livestock as she pursued a career in Veterinary medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1992 from the University of Alberta. She then went on to The Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK, receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Dr. Nay has been enjoying mixed animal practice at the Onoway Veterinary Clinic since graduation from vet school. She loves the variety of the work including dairy, beef, horse, small animal, a lot of pet pigs and nearly everything in between. Outside of work, Dr. Nay has 2 daughters that are active in 4H. They enjoy horses, showing cattle and their pets. Other interests are gardening, quilting, scrapbooking and training for triathlons. Dr. Nay has been a leader for the 4H Veterinary Science project since 2002. She likes mentoring students and hopes to inspire future veterinarians

Tanya Knittig, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Tanya Knittig, DVM grew up in Southern Alberta on a cow/calf ranch. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a B. Sc in Agriculture before obtaining her Doctorate in 1999 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Sk. She practiced in Camrose for just over a year and then moved to Barrhead. She worked at Barr-North Vet Clinic until 2019. She took a year retirement and then joined us here in Onoway in October 2020.
She and her family live in Barrhead and because of allergies they do not have any furry critters. This just means she loves to spend extra time with yours when she sees you in the clinic! Her hobbies include gardening and golf. Dr. Knittig has really enjoyed being back to practice and being part of the wonderful team at Onoway Veterinary Clinic.

Care Team

Kim Kliewer

RVT

Kim grew up on a farm in the Barrhead area. Growing up she had always had a love for animals, both big and small, which prompted her to become an RVT. She attended NAIT- Fairview Campus, graduating in 2006. She has been working at the Onoway Veterinary Clinic since 2006 and took on the role of practice manager in 2013. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their flock of sheep and watching movies while cuddling their cats, Simba and Kiara. Kim also enjoys crosswords and baking.

Cindy

VMR

Cindy was born and raised in Barrhead where she raised her family and now watches her grandson grow. She completed her Veterinary Medical Assistant course in 2019. She loves spender her free time with her family and pets. She has 3 dogs named buddy, pepper, and piper, 3 cats named Mickey, Dexter, and Lila, and a bearded dragon named Trigger.

Kristy Brow

RVT

Kristy started working at the Onoway Veterinary Clinic in 2007. She is a registered veterinary technologist. She graduated from NAIT in 2003. She grew up in St. Albert and worked in a small animal clinic for several years after graduating from NAIT. She has since come to work in Onoway. She loves the variety of animals that we see here! She lives in Edmonton with her 2 daughters. She has a dog named MIllie, and two cats named Lacey and Leo. She enjoys reading, running, and going to the gym.

Jackie Lutz- Stitsen

Jackie Lutz- Stitsen

RVT

Lindee Kluthe

RVT

Lindee grew up on a cattle farm in rural B.C. She came to Alberta to attend Olds College, taking the Animal Health Technology program and graduating as a Veterinary Technologist in 2012. She started work at the Onoway Veterinary Clinic in 2013 where she enjoys the mix of animals we see here. Lindee and her husband have 75 beef cattle, two dogs: Jack and Sniper, and two cats, Mr. Grits and Spud.

Katie

VMR

Katie grew up in St. Albert and graduated from Olds College with Veterinary Medical Receptionist Certificate in 2018. Katie has a true love for all animals, with a fascination of large animal medicine. Katie has a couple furry friends of her own including her dog Harper and her horse Deuce. In her free time you can catch her frolicking in the field with the horses or adventuring walking trails with her dog.

Tasha Knol

RVT

Tasha has been working at the Onoway Veterinary Clinic since 2018. She is a Registered Veterinary Technologist. She graduated from NAIT in 2018.

Michelle Spears

Michelle Spears

Receptionist

Michelle has been the receptionist at the clinic since January 2019. She is the smiling face that you see when you first walk in the door. She has one dog named CInder. In her spare time she enjoys reading and hiking.