VETERINARIANS

Dr. Marco Bregliano DVM, Dip.ACT

Dr. Marco Bregliano is one of the owners of SAVE - Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency.

 

Dr. Bregliano provides an excellent source for surgical and reproduction referral care. He is a board certified Theriogenologist, recognized by the American College of Therigenology. His services are specifically for canines and include in-house progesterone testing, semen collection, evaluation and storage, consultation for successful reproduction and whelping, trans-cervical and surgical insemination and caesarian sections. Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency also provides a privately owned site for semen storage and transport.

Dr. Pavol Liska DVM

Dr. Pavol Liska is one of the owners of SAVE - Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency.

 

With a special interest in dentistry, Dr. Liska offers referral services for all dentistry patients. His abilities include cleaning, extractions, root canals, pediatric dentistry, and more specialized dental care for both at home and in clinic. Digital dental radiography, ultrasonic
equipment, the most up to date dental education, as well as exceptional anesthetic monitoring and post-operative patient care ensure that your patient is optimally cared for.

Dr. Cory Pinel DVM, DCVS-SA

Dr. Pinel received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed a rotating small animal internship at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Prince Edward Island and a surgical internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. He spent a year at the University of Minnesota completing a post-doctoral orthopedic research fellowship, and was then accepted for a surgical residency at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, Florida. He became board-certified in small animal surgery in 2012.  After practicing at multiple hospitals across the US, Dr. Pinel and his family are excited to return to Southern Alberta and the team at SAVE. Dr. Pinel has a strong interest in veterinary orthopedics, spinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy, laparoscopy), and anaesthesia/pain management.  

Dr.  Mariusz Chmielinski DVM

 

Dr. Chmielinski has been providing care to pets as an emergency veterinarian since arriving in Canada over a decade ago. He has worked extensively in small animal critical care and emergency. He has worked mainly overnights which has allowed him to hone his veterinary instincts and provide the best possible care for your patients. His attention to detail is second to none. He has abilities to manage cases of all
complexity with a kind and compassionate nature that encourages client involvement in all decisions made with regards to their pets’ health. He is dedicated to providing the most current, up to date protocols that will allow for the best possible care regardless of the situation. We warmly embrace his eagerness to provide care to dogs and cats of all life stages and all medical requirements.

Dr. Ericka Campbell DVM

 

Dr. Ericka Campbell earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne, December 2016. She continued her training in a one year emergency and critical care internship at the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center where she developed a special interest in stabilization of critical patients and emergency surgery. She grew up in the Calgary area and while she loves to travel, Dr. Campbell is excited to be back near the mountains and to provide excellent care to her patients and clients. 

Dr. Joanna Pytka DVM

Bio coming soon

Dr. Melanie Plett DVM

Melanie grew up in friendly Manitoba with a fascination and passion for animals from a young age.  Her parents fostered her interest by allowing several cats and dogs and hamsters and salamanders and fish become a part of the family.  She would often bring home "stray cats" and ask if she could keep them since they "clearly did not have a home". Until one of those cats almost ate her beloved gerbil, Elizabeth!  Many Winnipeg Humane Society dogs found a home with her family, and her Aunt bred tricolor Beagles for 25 years.  

 

In junior high school, she became more serious about pursuing a career with animals, and started volunteering for the Winnipeg Humane Society.  By her first year of University in 1992, she was volunteering at the Winnipeg Zoo, at a small animal veterinary clinic, and a large animal veterinary clinic to gain the experience she needed to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  Her degree in Biology served her well as a stepping stone into veterinary studies.  This career began in 2001 after attending vet school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Her first job was at the Animal Care Centre in Okotoks, working for Dr Jim Rhodes.  She has now worked in and around Calgary for the last 17 years in mostly small animal clinics(with the occasional canary, chinchilla, bearded dragon, rabbit, or alpaca thrown into the mix!).  

 

She lives in Calgary with her physiotherapist husband, her two daughters that are competitive in baton and dance, and her partially blind kitty named Sweet Pea.  Melanie also has another part time career teaching group fitness classes at Repsol Sport (Spin and Group Power).  She enjoys cooking/baking, biking, hiking, knitting, swing dancing and being a baton mom in her spare time!

Melanie grew up in friendly Manitoba with a fascination and passion for animals from a young age.  Her parents fostered her interest by allowing several cats and dogs and hamsters and salamanders and fish become a part of the family.  She would often bring home "stray cats" and ask if she could keep them since they "clearly did not have a home". Until one of those cats almost ate her beloved gerbil, Elizabeth!  Many Winnipeg Humane Society dogs found a home with her family, and her Aunt bred tricolor Beagles for 25 years.  

 

In junior high school, she became more serious about pursuing a career with animals, and started volunteering for the Winnipeg Humane Society.  By her first year of University in 1992, she was volunteering at the Winnipeg Zoo, at a small animal veterinary clinic, and a large animal veterinary clinic to gain the experience she needed to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  Her degree in Biology served her well as a stepping stone into veterinary studies.  This career began in 2001 after attending vet school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Her first job was at the Animal Care Centre in Okotoks, working for Dr Jim Rhodes.  She has now worked in and around Calgary for the last 17 years in mostly small animal clinics(with the occasional canary, chinchilla, bearded dragon, rabbit, or alpaca thrown into the mix!).  

 

She lives in Calgary with her physiotherapist husband, her two daughters that are competitive in baton and dance, and her partially blind kitty named Sweet Pea.  Melanie also has another part time career teaching group fitness classes at Repsol Sport (Spin and Group Power).  She enjoys cooking/baking, biking, hiking, knitting, swing dancing and being a baton mom in her spare time!

Dr. Andrew Toma DVM

Dr. Andrew graduated in 2009 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 10 years. He is Human Animal Bond Certified and enjoys emergency care and surgery. He has a one daughter, and a Great Dane. Dr. Toma recently moved to Southern Alberta to be closer to family.

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Dr. Kari Grandoni DVM

All it took was a single bribe to ski Whistler, bringing Kari back home from studying abroad. Upon graduation, she began her career in emergency medicine, enjoying the fast pace and team environment while honing her surgery skills and embracing quality patient care.

 

And then kids. Three little alpine ski racers pulled the family to Southern Alberta to ski and train at Castle Mountain, where Kari eagerly switched gears to focus on providing primary care while keeping current with emerging treatments. Embracing challenging cases, emphasizing preventative medicine, and exploring palliative care options, Kari has found practice to be very rewarding.

 

Kari is excited to be part of the team at SAVE. She brings her experience of 10 years emergency medicine and ongoing primary care, along with managing the zoo at home: 3 cats, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, an Irish Wolfhound, 2 Flemish Giants and a few fish scattered around the house.

Whether you are having a veterinary emergency in Calgary, Okotoks or Foothills area we are here for you, anytime.

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
 

403-995-3270

LOCATION

Physical address
322233 15th Street East

Okotoks, AB  T1S1A6
Mailing address
Site 11, Box 25, RR 2, Okotoks, AB  T1S1A2

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