Our Veterinarians

Dr. Ray Aslani

Owner, Veterinarian

For Dr. Ray Aslani, working to better the lives of pets as a veterinarian is more than just a job. It’s a fulfilling way of life that he continues to enjoy on a daily basis—helping the area’s families by treating their animal companions is simply what he loves to do! Dr. Aslani is the proud owner and operator of Sage Creek Animal Hospital.

Dr. Aslani—or Dr. Ray, as he’s affectionately known by most of his clients and staff—grew up in Tabriz, Iran. After coming to the United States, he worked in Chicago for a time before establishing Sage Creek Animal Hospital here in Winnipeg in 2013. He’s been tending to the area’s pets and animal owners ever since!

Dr. Ray’s interests outside of work include playing soccer and table tennis, skiing, and spending quality time with his family. He and his wife met in Toronto, and are now proud parents to two boys, Araz and Arta. The family shares their home with Kokomo, a French Water Dog whose favorite pastime is retrieving her toy from the lake.

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Dr. Pat Napier

Veterinarian

Dr. Pat Napier grew up in Winnipeg, where her parents always welcomed her many pets into the house and supported her love of horses from a young age. She’s always been fascinated by the world of animal care, and her passion simply never wavered. For Dr. Napier, helping pets and the people who care for them through the power of veterinary medicine is simply the perfect path!

Dr. Pat worked with horses from a young age, and trained and showed horses on an Arabian breeding farm in addition to giving riding lessons. She attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and graduated in 1998. Dr. Pat worked in mixed-animal practice at first, then transitioned into small-animal medicine at a number of hospitals. Dr. Pat has been helping pets and their owners ever since! She joined the Sage Creek Animal Hospital family in 2015 as an Associate Veterinarian.

At home, Dr. Pat and her three children—all of whom share their mother’s love of pets—have several animal companions of their own. They share their lives with three horses, seven cats, and a pair of dogs.

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Dr. Danielle Friesen

Veterinarian

Dr. Danielle Friesen is a native of St. Vital, where growing up alongside the beloved family dogs made a permanent impression. For her, being able to pair her passion for the sciences and her lifelong love of pets is a dream come true! Dr. Friesen became a veterinarian so that she could use her skillset to better the lives of others—both four- and two-legged—every single day, and she’s thrilled to do just that here at Sage Creek Animal Hospital.

Dr. Friesen earned her undergraduate degree in zoology at the University of Manitoba in 2009, then attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan to become a licensed veterinarian. She graduated from veterinary school in 2013, then began working at a busy 24-hour-a-day clinic in Calgary. Dr. Friesen helped pets there for a year before taking a job at a hospital in Winnipeg, where she remained for two years before joining the Sage Creek Animal Hospital family in September of 2016.

Dr. Friesen’s medical interests include dental work and cases of chronic disease management—she especially likes the way that she’s able to build long-term relationships with her clients and patients over the years. For her, forming lasting bonds within the community is what it’s all about!

Outside of the office, Dr. Friesen is an avid rugby player and has played since her high school days. Currently, she plays on the Winnipeg Wasps club team! At home, Dr. Friesen has three pets: a cat, a Husky mix that she adopted from her veterinary college, and a disabled Dachshund mix who gets around perfectly well using his hind-end wheelchair.

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