Dr. Marco Bregliano DVM, Dip.ACT

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 semen storage and transport.

Dr. Pavol Liska

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 anaesthetic monitoring and post-operative patient care ensure that your patient is optimally cared for. All dental services are performed at Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital.

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 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. Mariusz has also been specially trained in cardiac ultrasound.

Dr. Melanie Plett DVM

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!).  

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.

Dr. Gary Dhillon DVM

Bio coming soon

Dr. Kayla Nielsen DVM

Dr. Kayla Nielsen finished a BSc in Animal Health at the University of Alberta in 2013 and then went on to graduate from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She has always had compassion for animals and a curiosity for science and biology which made veterinary medicine a perfect fit. Dr. Kayla enjoys the constant variety and new challenges of emergency medicine. In her time off she likes to adventure to the mountains with her dog and travel internationally. Dr. Nielsen has also always loved to paint!

Dr. Louise Corbeil DVM

Dr. Louise Corbeil is a Western College of Veterinary Medicine graduate from Calgary. She joined SAVE in June 2020 after working in small animal general practice in the Calgary area. Her areas of interest are emergency medicine, feline medicine, infectious disease, and ophthalmology. 

Dr. Corbeil is a volunteer for Alberta Spay Neuter Task force and is passionate about caring for animals and the community. In her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking, white-water kayaking, and spending time with friends and family. 

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

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322233 15th Street East

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

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