Welcome to the East St Paul Animal Hospital. My name is Lyle Kjernisted and I have owned and managed the animal hospital since 1998. I grew up in Stonewall, Manitoba, where I lived on a farm and helped my family raise purebred Shorthorn cattle. I went to school locally and kept busy in 4H, multiple sports and life on the farm. A passion for hockey led me to play three years of junior hockey and eventually led me to Dalhousie University where I played Varsity hockey and received my Bachelor of Science degree. Inspired by my father, a veterinarian, I continued my education at the University of Saskatchewan and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine where I graduated in 1990. I returned to Manitoba, newly married, and began my career in a rural, mixed animal practice. In 1998, I opened the East St Paul Animal Hospital and moved to the Birds Hill community with my wife and daughter. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, cycling and spending time at the cottage with my family.