Dr. Lisa Gruber, Owner
Dr. Lisa was raised on a small farm west of Edmonton and knew from a young age, she would become a vet. Lisa completed her Bachelor of Science (Animal Science major) degree at the University of Alberta and then moved to Melbourne, Australia to complete her veterinary medicine degree. Lisa graduated with honors in 2008. She worked at a small animal practice for over four years in Melbourne before taking a year off to travel to over thirty countries. A particular highlight of this adventure was volunteering at an animal sanctuary in Sri Lanka. Lisa and her husband then returned to the Edmonton area where she worked at a very busy small animal practice for five years before moving to Summerside Vet Hospital.
Lisa has an interest in dentistry and internal medicine and is passionate about preventative care throughout the life of your pet.
She and her husband have a young son. Their family is rounded out with two dogs, George and Millie, and a cat named Seamus. She loves spending time with her family, gardening, reading, walking her dogs, and being outdoors as much as possible. She looks forward to welcoming you to Summerside Vet Hospital!
Dr. Pat Kubik, Owner
Pat grew up on a mixed farm (beef and dryland crops) near Turin, Alberta. He studied Agricultural Biotechnology at the University of Lethbridge before being admitted to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated with distinction in 2005. After working at clinics in Vernon, Calgary, and Southern Ontario, Pat settled in Edmonton in 2010.
Pat loves spending his free time with his wife and two small children. Family outings to hike, bike and play at the park are frequent and treasured. Pat also enjoys running.
As a veterinarian, Pat’s goal is to work with each case to provide the best possible medicine and care within the available means. He is especially interested in the benefits of providing dental care for pets. Pat also likes working with aging pets to ensure comfort and a good quality of life.
Berkley Johnson, Manager & Registered Veterinary Technician
Berkley graduated from the Animal Health Technology Program at NAIT in 2010. She is the newest member of the Summerside team and comes to us with a high level of skill and expertise. Berkley has a special interest in pain management, surgical anesthesia, and patient care. She also has a passion for client education. Berkley has two yellow labs, Rascal and Autumn, and a horse named Tessler. In her spare time, Berkley enjoys photography, world travel, and horseback riding.
Justine MacDonald, Registered Veterinary Technician
Justine is a full time registered veterinary technician. She graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in 2017 and has been working in the field ever since. She has had a passion for animals her entire life and has loved making this into a career. She looks forward to continuing to grow with the ever-changing field of veterinary medicine through experience and continuing education. At home, her two energetic cats Jack and Jill provide hours of entertainment.
Katie Green, Vet Assistant
Since living in Alberta for the last five years Katie has been riding horses and working as a barn-hand. She has been actively involved in the medical demands of various ranch animals. She believes that working in Veterinary Medicine will allow her to combine her love for all animals, anatomy, health science, and medicine. Katie’s immediate goal is to be an RVT. Ultimately, she hopes to someday study and work as a Veterinarian. Outside of work, Katie is enjoying her spare time as a rescue dog mom, taking care of the ranch, riding horses, as well as staying fit and healthy at the gym.
Adam Roth, Vet Assistant
Adam has loved and been intrigued by animals ever since he was a child. However, it was not until his first year of high school when he realized he wanted to make animals his future career. His plan to become a veterinarian began in 2018 as he started his first year of Animal Health science at the University of Alberta. Adam loves soccer, movies, and cooking but his greatest love is for his beautiful but shy mini-Australian Shepherd, Mindle.
Paige Smylie, Vet Assistant
Paige was born and raised in Edmonton. She has always had a passion/love for animals and dreamed of a career where she would be able to work with them every day. This dream became a reality when she graduated from NAIT’S VMA (Veterinary Medical Assistant) Program in May 2017. In Paige’s spare time, she loves spending time with her family (including her two dogs), going camping, and attending country music concerts.
Cassidie Sponagle, Vet Assistant
Cassidie is an animal lover and has known that she wanted to work with them from a very young age. Whether it be while caring for her own pets or when she volunteers at a friend’s farm, Cassidie enjoys every moment she spends with animals. Furthermore, Cassidie has unwavering compassion which prohibits her from walking away from any animal in need. Over the years, she has found homes for several strays which were homeless in her neighborhood. In terms of education, Cassidie started at NAIT in September 2018 with the goal of becoming a Veterinary Technician. Presently, Cassidie has a cat named Ginger and a cat named Yoda. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and snuggling up with her cats.
Deanna Wallace, Vet Assistant
Deanna was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia (NS). She has always had a passion/love for animals and dreamed of a career where she would be able to work with them every day. This dream became a reality in 1997 when she graduated as an Animal Health Technician in Truro (NS). Deanna then challenged herself with the Veterinary Assistant program at Maritime Business College. Upon graduating as valedictorian, Deanna began her career in Kelowna (BC) before coming to Edmonton. In her spare time, Deanna loves spending time with her husband and her 3 children – she loves to explore, read, and push herself to pursue further goals!