Canine Companion Clinic

About our team

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
–Anatole France

Canada's first and only canine specific veterinary practice

Founded through the vision and hard work of Lorraine Westermann and Dr. Daniela McLean Calgary now has a team of experienced, local veterinary professionals dedicated to providing a lifetime of exemplary care specifically for your beloved canine companion.

As a privately owned local veterinary clinic, we’re your neighbors! We work, shop, play and volunteer right here in the neighborhood.

Being a privately owned and local business also offers the important benefits of flexibility and transparency with your pets care. You and your pet deserve to have a customized diagnostic and treatment plan that is best for your unique needs. And it feels great to know your dollars are staying in your local community.

Please feel free to call, send us an email, or stop by to say hi. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

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We are Local and Privately Owned

It is from our passion for animals, dedication to our profession, and respect for the human-animal bond that we choose to spend our lives providing care for your special canine companions

Individualized care

We know that every dog is a unique individual and look forward to working with you and your canine companion to provide you both with the best possible care.

Canine Companion Clinic

Meet our team

We Believe We Have the Best Team in Calgary and we Can't Wait to Welcome You To Our Clinic.

Dr. Daniela McLean DVM

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Daniela McLean graduated from Saskatoon’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and promptly returned ‘home’ to Calgary. Since then she has worked as both a locum and an associate in a number of clinics. When contemplating opening her own practice, Daniela says she thought “long and hard about what it was she enjoyed most about practicing veterinary medicine,” and the answer was clear-Dogs! With the support of her family, which includes two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Dr. McLean has decided to follow her passion and open the country’s first canine specific veterinary practice.

Lorraine Westermann


After working for 30 years as an employee in the Veterinary industry, Lorraine is thrilled to be following her dream of becoming a clinic owner. The welfare of pets and their owners has always been Lorraine’s top priority. The Canine Companion Clinic will afford her the opportunity to care for animals the way she believes they deserve.

Dr. Claire McCaffery DVM

University College Dublin

Dr. Claire McCaffery graduated from University College Dublin, Veterinary Medicine class of 2021 after completing her Bachelor of Science undergrad here in Calgary.  Claire started at Canine Companion Clinic in 2015 as a volunteer, and then moved into roles as a receptionist and tech assistant. Upon completing her schooling in Dublin, it was the perfect fit to return to the familiar faces and patients of the clinic as a veterinarian.  Helping dogs and their families', has been a dream of Claire's from a young age. Outside of the clinic, Claire enjoys her free time outside hiking, skiing, or travelling, preferably with her two golden retrievers, Airlie & Tilly. 

Dr. Stacy Radics DVM

University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary medicine (UCVM)

Dr. Stacy Radics graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary medicine (UCVM) in 2014. She has worked in mixed animal practice, as a heard health veterinarian in swine practice, and as an associate and locum in companion animal practice. Working with dogs and their people is where she is happiest! Outside of the clinic, you'll often find her in the forest mountain biking, hiking or spending time with her dogs, Griffin and Sprocket. 

Alison Dudas

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Alison first started with Canine Companion Clinic in 2013. She began as a receptionist but found she was very comfortable assisting with the Technologists and Veterinarians. She has loved veterinary medicine so much, she is currently working at obtaining her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. Growing up, Alison immediately had a love of dogs and a very special place in her heart for horses. As a young adult, Alison enjoyed playing mom to her two poodles, her favourite breed.
Her free time is spent with her husband and her two human children being active outdoors or binge watching a new show on Netflix.

Everyone Else

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Bios of our other Team Members coming soon!

Satisfied clients

Years in Business

Companions Cared For