Dr. Lisa McCrea grew up in rural New Brunswick and has always had a love for dairy cattle. Today she resides on an acreage in Abbotsford with her husband, Phil Hemphill, where they enjoy raising purebred Holstein cows and heifers. In 1998, Dr. Lisa graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College and spent the next ten years practicing in large animal clinics in Orangeville and Navan, Ontario. There, she specialized in dairy production medicine and reproduction. In 2004, Dr. Lisa completed the two year Dairy Health Management Certificate Program at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. She joined the Agwest team as a veterinarian and co-owner in 2007. Currently, Dr. Lisa specializes in Advanced Reproduction technologies including Embryo Transfer and In Vitro Fertilization, Herd Production Medicine, Calf Health Management and Nutrition, Cow Comfort and Lameness. Dr. Lisa is also a director and vice-president of the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association, a director of XLVets Canada and Proventus Agri Solutions. Most recently, Dr. Lisa has been appointed as the CVMA and practicing veterinarian representative to the Animal Care Technical Committee for Dairy Farmers of Canada ProAction. In her spare time, Dr. Lisa and Phil enjoy gardening, travelling, golfing and riding motorbikes.