About Wasatch Veterinary Large Animal
We are a dedicated team of veterinarians and technicians that come to your home or farm and treat your animals in their own environment.
Dr. Tracy Wright
Dr Tracy Wright grew up in England but moved to the USA following completion of her BSC (Hons) in Genetics and PhD in Molecular Biology. Following several years in New Mexico and Utah doing research into the genetics of human disease, she returned home to complete her Veterinary Degree in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Following graduation she began practicing as a mixed practice vet in Riverton, enjoying the varied aspects of horses, alpacas, goats, sheep as well as cats and dogs. She then moved and split her time between being a large animal vet at Mountain Horse Medical Center, Park City and a small animal vet at Hunter Animal Hospital, West Valley City. Subsequently she reunited with Dr Kohne joining Wasatch Veterinary in May 2011. She covers an area that extends north to Ogden, west to West Valley and up to the Park City area seeing large animals and our owners companion animals.
When she isn’t working, Dr. Wright enjoys travelling to far and wide venues and hopes to return to some of them doing volunteer veterinary work. Closer to home, she enjoys hiking, running, skiing and camping. She shares her life with her partner, Marty, and their cat, G.
Tessa Ganellen is a Salt Lake City resident but currently attends Colorado College in Colorado Springs. She is a rising senior majoring in Biochemistry. Tessa is taking a year off of her studies to gain valuable experience in the world of Veterinary Medicine before she applies to Veterinary School.
Tessa has a background in medicine as an Emergency Medical Technician. She works for her college’s Emergency Medical Services, as well as the Sports Medicine department. Tessa has actively worked with horses for the past seven years as a wrangler at the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch, located in Parshall, Colorado; and with Rising Star Riding Academy, a local client of Dr. Tracy’s. She has teched for Tracy in the past and the unique times have given Tessa the chance to continue her work with Wasatch Veterinary. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to combine the challenges and excitement of medicine with her love and knowledge of working with animals.
When Tessa isn’t engaged in the world of veterinary medicine, you can find her riding her horse, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, skijoring (basically water skiing behind a horse on snow) or camping; really anything that gets her outdoors!
Courtney Ann Canterbury was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. She grew up with three Chow Chow dogs and several cats, including foster cats and kittens. She began taking horse riding lessons at age seven in Henderson, Nevada. At age 10, her family packed up and moved to Dammeron Valley, Utah. Shortly after the move her parents bought her her first horse and their small “farm” began, eventually adopting goats, chickens, several horses and ponies, three dogs and at any one time 10 cats. She graduated Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts with an emphasis in Music and English and awards in dance and film. At age 19 she met her husband Derrick and were inseparable. Shortly after they were married they had their daughter Kennedy. In 2015 Courtney and her new family relocated to Sandy, Utah and a couple years later Courtney began work at a rescue farm as the manager. As the manager of a rescue that rescues abused and neglected farm animals, she spent time working with and caring for many farm animals, including cows, horses, sheep, goats, pigs, alpacas, donkeys, ponies, a geep (half goat half sheep) and even an Emu. Courtney adopted Misty Rose, a rescue mustang (pictured above) from the rescue. Of all the horses Courtney has had the privilege to work with and own Misty has taught her the most. Through the rescue Courtney met Dr Tracy and Dr Cate and is incredibly honored and excited to be joining the team.
In her spare time Courtney loves to ride Misty, go fishing and camping, go on road trips, spend time with her family and antique shopping on the weekends
Natalie Diers was born in Santiago, Chile and raised in Minnesota. Her love of animals was always a present aspect of her character. Spending her youth drawn to learning about creatures both wild and domestic, it was clear to Natalie from an early age that she would pursue a career that revolved around animals. During her school years, Natalie was able to acquire experience with animals through volunteering and working at various organizations. Some of her most memorable experiences were those as a Veterinary Assistant at an equine clinic and at a small animal dermatology clinic. These positions both expanded her knowledge on the two respective specialties and further fueled her desire to become a vet herself. As of the spring of 2021, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science with a Pre-Vet emphasis. Having recently moved to Salt Lake City, Natalie is thrilled she will not only be able to experience the rock climbing and hiking of the mountainous Utah, but also work closely with Dr. Tracy in a field she has a growing passion towards.