DVM Mylia Richards
Dr. Mylia Richards was raised on a mixed grain, beef (Simmental) and equine (Morgan Horse) farm north of Darlingford, Manitoba. Mylia’s love of all species of animals led her to graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 and has worked out of the Morden and Pembina Valley Veterinary Clinics since then. Mylia truly loves the lifestyle and excitement of being a mixed animal practitioner with the diversity in small and large animal medicine, surgery and reproduction.
Her past involvements include sitting on the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association council, a director of the Canadian Morgan Horse Association, a certified swim stroke and turn inspector for swimming competitions for Swim Manitoba/Canada, and a long time past 4-H member and leader. She currently sits on the Rock Lake Health District board and enjoys mentoring high school and veterinary students that have an interest in seeking veterinary medicine as an occupation.
Mylia’s extensive Morgan Horse involvements led her to achieve 10 Morgan Horse World Championships and Reserve World Championships over the years in the Hunter, Jumper and Hunter/Hack divisions at the World Morgan Horse Championships in Oklahoma City with a very special horse UC Merlin. As well, competing throughout Canada with a highlight of competing at Spruce Meadows with Merlin.
Mylia and her husband Jason McLean and daughter Avery own and operate Rich Mc Farms Ltd. – focusing on seed stock Fleckvieh Simmental genetics since 1997. Their daughter Avery is finishing her fourth year at the University of Arkansas- Little Rock on an academic scholarship as a Donaghey Scholar and an NCAA Division 1 swim scholarship. She will be furthering her education as an environmental lawyer on an academic scholarship.
In Mylia’s spare time she enjoys working with their Simmental cattle, attending Simmental sales and events, studying Simmental genetics, attending swim-related events and working in her garden and yard.