Brittany was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba where her passion for horses became evident at a very young age. Between working as a riding instructor, trail guide, horse trainer, or polo groom she was sure her career would involve horses as well. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Winnipeg and received her DVM at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 2011. It was here that she met her husband Waylon Wise; a fellow student at the time, now owner of Nagel & Co Veterinary Services and Cow/Calf Health and Management Solutions in Crossfield, AB. Following graduation, Brittany completed a 1 year internship at Energy Equine gaining much experience from Dr. Chad Hewlett in equine lameness. She became an associate veterinarian at Energy Equine, went on to oversee the breeding operation at O’Bray’s Equine Services and enjoyed gaining additional experience in all aspects of equine practice. In July 2015, Brittany founded Wise Equine and joined the team at Nagel & Co. Veterinary Services. Since then she has led the expansion of the equine division and has set-up a breeding facility at JK Ranches 15 minutes northwest of Airdrie. She loves all aspects of equine practice but has a special interest in reproduction, lameness and dentistry. When not at work, you can find her on the back of a horse either on the polo field, jumping around a cross country course or working cattle.
Deanna grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and started riding as a teenager. Her passion for horses and science-inspired her to pursue a career as a veterinarian. She received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Health from the University of Alberta in 2015, and her veterinary degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 2019. Following graduation, Deanna stayed on at the WCVM for a one-year internship in the large animal clinic, gaining additional experience in all aspects of equine practice under the guidance of board-certified specialists. She joined the Wise Equine team in early 2021. Deanna enjoys the variety of equine practice, but particularly enjoys reproduction and neonatal medicine, internal medicine, and dentistry.