Tara Landsbergen is one of our incredible Veterinarians here at NVS. Tara attended the University of Alberta where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Health before continuing on to the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Tara graduated in 2018 from UCVM with the highest level of distinction which is the UCVM Gold Medal.
Tara is originally from Reuver, The Netherlands, then moved to Namibia, Africa for a portion of her childhood. Tara then moved to Sundre, Alberta where she completed secondary school at Sundre High School. She officially moved to Fort Mcmurray in 2018. Prior to moving here, she travelled back and forth to Fort Mcmurray to visit her fiancé, Adam. Together they are paw-rents to their 2 year old mixed breed dog named Chip, and their Australian Cattle Dog named Remi, who is 1.5yrs old. They are very handsome boys!
Tara takes pride in being a part of the companionship between owners and their pets, helping to ensure the longest and highest quality of relationship between them. As a veterinarian, each day will bring new challenges and situations. In the more difficult moments, Tara reminds herself to always look ahead and strive to make a positive impact on others lives. These different challenges presented to Tara is also one of her favorite things about being a DVM.
Wildlife conservation is extremely important to Dr.Landsbergen, now more than ever given the massive fires throughout Australia and Brazil. Tara also worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center before pursuing Veterinary school. She grew up around many animals and has had the pleasure of owning horses, goats, chickens, cows and more. If she was to be able to have any animal she would choose a Highland cow because they are furry and sweet!
During the time Tara is not at work, she enjoys travelling, finding new adventures and spending time with her dogs and family! Tara is a total foodie and always has the best snacks, which is perfect since she is also a movie lover. Whether attending vet school, exploring new countries, working on her patients or talking with a client, Tara always gives 120%! Tara is passionate about all aspects of Veterinary Medicine, but has a special interest in equine medicine, dermatology (skin) & ophthalmology (eyes). She plans to continuously improve her knowledge and skills in all aspects of her career. Tara is a wonderful example of a dedicated doctor who truly gives her all to her clients and their pets, and we couldn't be more grateful to have her on the NVS team!