Dr. conrad wilgenbusch
Conrad grew up on a ranch in southeast Saskatchewan. While being surrounded by the cattle business, Conrad continued to have an affinity for the horses daily used in the operation. A desire for improved horsemanship led to employment as an assistant trainer for Dale Clearwater at Justabouta Ranch training reined cow horses and cutting horses.
In 2010, Conrad graduated from University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Conrad and his wife Erica departed for Texas the day following graduation for a 1 year internship at Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in Weatherford. The practice was one of the 5 largest equine practices in North America. During his internship, Conrad was accepted for an Equine Surgery Residency at Iowa State University. Iowa State University offered a significant sports medicine and surgery caseload and is one of few programs offering an equine exclusive program. In 2015, Conrad became a Board Certified Equine Surgeon and has been practicing in northern Alberta since.
Conrad’s primary interest and focus following graduation from Saskatoon has been sports medicine and care for the equine athlete. Working at high caseload practices, with a focus on equine athlete care, have enabled Conrad to become a board certified specialist in equine and surgery and lameness. Joining Momentum Equine in 2018, Conrad is able to offer sports medicine (digital radiography, ultrasound, video endoscopy, IRAP, PRP and stem cell therapy) and surgical services including laparoscopy and standing surgical procedures at this time.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Conrad can be found chasing one of his 3 children Rhea, Turner, and Cade alongside his wife Erica.