Dr. Rick Katchuik graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. For the first 12 years of practice, he was involved primarily in feedlot and cow/calf practice as well as servicing a small number of equine clients. In 1995 Dr. Katchuik purchased a thoroughbred stallion and a small number of mares and began learning about equine reproduction. For the past 18 years, Dr Katchuik has been developing and expanding the range of equine veterinary services being offered by Alberta Veterinary Center. This includes breeding some 150 mares per year and performing embryo transfer on 40–50 others. Last year he built the first ICSI lab for horses in Canada and has spent the last 12 months learning and perfecting that technique. Collection and freezing services for both Bull and Stallion clients are also offered. Dr. Katchuik also performs a wide variety of other procedures such as joint arthroscopies and soft tissue surgeries as well as lameness exams and dentistry. Dr. Katchuik is married to Lorrie Jamieson and lives on their horse rearing and training facility north of Sylvan Lake. His three sons are Kelsey, Riley, and Michael. Kelsey is currently attending business school in Edmonton while Riley is studying sciences at the U of A. The youngest, Michael is entering his final year of high school. Most of Rick’s spare time is spent helping his wife with the horses on the farm or tinkering in his reproductive laboratory.