In 1989, Dr. Gidda obtained his Degree of Veterinary Medicine from Saskatoon’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gidda was a mixed animal and critical care veterinarian for the first four years before spending several years as a food hygiene veterinarian with the federal government. Since 1998, he has been established as a small animal practitioner, where he enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine and especially internal medicine. He has a Yorkshire Terrier named Tino and enjoys reading and travelling during his free time.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr. Katherine Sparkman completed her Undergraduate Honours Degree in Ecology while residing in Quebec. In 2007, she moved to Calgary and attended the new veterinary school at the University of Calgary. While in the city, she fostered interests in wildlife medicine and management, as well as small animal medicine. As part of the first graduating class from UCVM in 2012, she worked as a locum for a year before joining our team at Centre Street Veterinary Clinic in May of 2013. Katherine brings a positive, “never quit” attitude to our team, which she also applies to her work every day.
Katherine enjoys outdoor activities, especially skiing, hiking and soccer. She also volunteers at the Calgary Humane Society, where she also fosters sick kittens. Katherine currently lives in Calgary with her family and their 15-year-old cat.
In September of 2008, Kaitlan joined the Centre Street Veterinary Clinic team. Ever since her childhood she wanted to work in a veterinary clinic because of her passion for helping animals. In 2008, she completed her Diploma in Animal Sciences and started work as a veterinary technician assistant. After working just over two years in that role, she decided to take her education to the next level and enrolled in the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College. After graduating in the summer of 2012, Kaitlan completed her practicum placement in Southern England.
Today, Kaitlan is a Registered Animal Health Technician and clinic manager at Centre Street Veterinary Clinic. Every day, she brings a positive attitude to the team and always loves learning new things. She currently lives with her daughter and two tortoiseshell cats in Calgary.
Brenda joined our team in July of 2006. At home, she has four loving companions, including a 10-year-old male neutered Pug, a nine-year-old female spayed DSH cat, as well as two cats adopted from the Calgary Humane Society (a 10-year-old male neutered DSH, and a five-year-old male neutered DLH). Brenda has always held a keen interest in animals and has found her line of work very rewarding. Brenda currently lives in Calgary with her husband and two children
A part of our family since 2012, Steph joined as a Veterinary Assistant but quickly discovered her love for rescues, and now works closely with many animal rescue foundations. She was born and raised in Calgary, surrounding herself with animals every step of the way. She volunteers with Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation, and aspires to become a Veterinary Technologist.
Steph is the proud mother to her chocolate Lab, Knox, a long-haired cat named Kathy, and a veiled chameleon named Johnny Bravo.
Before joining our team in mid-2017, Natasha was an ER Technical Assistant at the C.A.R.E Center for 8 yrs. While there, she learned a lot of hands-on skills and emergency care knowledge. Natasha has always loved animals and after realizing she can't take them all home at a young age, she decided to show this love by working in the veterinary field, and helping in every way possible.
Natasha’s family includes her husband Willie, her son Ethan, Dante - an 8 year old Mastiff mix who is a retired blood donor and 3 cats: Kuma - a 14 year old flame point, Dito – a 7 year old DLH, and Zig - a wild 1 year old DLH. Natasha also fosters with the AARCS foundation.
Before joining our team in the fall of 2010, Trish was a hairstylist for 14 years. As a part-time staff member, she founded her own pet services company called Sweett Babies Pet Care in 2010. Trish has worked in other veterinary clinics, holding roles in reception and as a technician’s assistant. For the past two years, Trish has also worked at the Calgary Humane Society, helping with animal in-takes and adoptions.
Trish has three cats of her own, which are her “Sweett babies.” In her spare time, Trish also photographs wildlife and any other subject that strikes her fancy. So, many of the pets she looks after are also featured in her photography.