Dr. Penelope Buechner started her veterinary career as a veterinary technician, after she graduated at the top of her class from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Following graduation, she discovered her passion for veterinary ophthalmology as she specialized as an ophthalmology technician.
In 2006, she achieved early admission to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) following two years of undergraduate studies. Penelope graduated with distinction from WCVM in 2010.
Following graduation, she completed a one-year rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Thereafter, following her passion of ophthalmology, she accepted a three-year residency in comparative ophthalmology with Eye Care for Animals in Phoenix, which she completed in June 2014. Following her residency training, Penelope practiced in Houston prior to moving back home to Canada. She had been with Guardian Veterinary Centre providing advanced veterinary ophthalmology services for the Edmonton area for the past 5 years.
In 2016, Dr. Penelope Buechner successfully completed her board certification to become a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Penelope is proud to now offer her ophthalmology services with Pulse Veterinary Specialists & Emergency. She also provides pro bono care for the animals at the West Edmonton Valley Zoo and Edmonton Wildnorth Rescue. Her professional interests include corneal disease and surgery. She has been and will continue to be a staple in the Edmonton community.
Penelope enjoys camping, skiing, hiking, and yoga in her downtime and spends all her time with her wonderful husband Arlen and two beautiful children.