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 three dogs, George, Millie and Lou, and a cat named Blanche. 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.
Shannon Crane, Registered Veterinary Technician
Shannon graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Environmental Conservation Sciences and worked as a Forest Ecologist before deciding to switch gears. Her passion for science and animals led her to the Animal Health Technology program where she graduated with honors in 2012. Shanon worked at a busy Edmonton practice for several years before moving to Summerside in fall, 2019. She has a passion for anesthesia and surgery, pathology, and senior pet care. She and her husband have a lively son and share their home with Fizzgig, the Siberian Husky, and Paul the Wonder Dog. In her spare time, Shannon loves hiking/backpacking, biking, gardening, and going on adventures with her family.
Deanna Sarnelli, Registered Veterinary Technician
Deanna graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at NAIT in 1996 and has worked at a small animal veterinary practice ever since. We were excited to have Deanna join the Summerside team in August 2019. She is enthusiastic about all aspects of veterinary care and has a strong interest in dentistry, surgical anesthesia and believes in high quality care for all her patients. Deanna loves to spend her spare time hanging out with her family at the lake, on the ski hill or just watching a movie at home.
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.
Adam Roth, Kennel Attendant
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, Kennel Attendant
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.
Amanda Patterson, Kennel Attendant
Amanda is in the process of completing her Bachelor’s Degree, majoring in Biological Sciences and hoping to move onto vet school following completion. She has a lifelong love of animals and an interest in animal health. Outside the clinic she spends her free time doing ultramarathons, hiking, cross-country skiing and riding her rescue horse, Storm. She is excited to join the Summerside team!