Rand was born and raised in Calgary, then attended veterinary school in Saskatoon. Upon graduation, he relocated to Strathmore, AB to begin practicing in a mixed animal practice. Rand enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but he has a particular passion for musculoskeletal health, specifically the management of older arthritic patients. He truly believes in a multi-modal approach to keeping animals as comfortable as possible for as long as possible. He is also passionate about orthopedic surgeries, and IPHG has invested in a lot of surgical equipment to help bring those surgeries to Summerland Animal Clinic. Rand and his wife Julie Woodward moved from Alberta to Summerland in 2019 with their two young daughters, their Golden Retriever/Collie mix Sophie, and their Pug/Cocker Spaniel mix Oscar. They are excited to provide quality care to the pets of the Summerland community.