Dr. Ivy Zuidhof C.C.F.P.
I was born and raised in southern Alberta in the windy city of Lethbridge. Although I enjoyed a wide variety of sports growing up, I have always held a special love for volleyball. Growing up, I played years of competitive club volleyball and after high school I pursued my dream to get a University Volleyball Scholarship to study and play in the United States. I accepted a full athletic scholarship to the University of Rhode Island where I played four years of Division 1 NCAA Volleyball and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in German Language.
When I returned home to Alberta I worked in research for a year at the Canadian Centre of Behavioural Neuroscience. The research was interesting and the experience reinforced my dream of becoming a doctor. I completed medical school and Family Medicine Residency training at the University of Alberta then happily accepted a position at Westgrove Clinic.
I love the variety of Family Medicine; it enables me to care for families through all the stages of life. I feel lucky that I can honestly say I love my job! In my spare time, I still play competitive club volleyball. When I escape from the city, I head to the mountains to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and enjoy hiking, kayaking and camping.