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.
Dr. Brar grew up in Saskatoon and did his schooling and initial studying in the University of Saskatchewan. Then he pursued his passion for animals and veterinary medicine and completed his degree in 2016 from GADVASU Veterinary University. He is very compassionate and hardworking and believes in providing the best possible, quality care to all the animals. He enjoys taking care of his own two calico cats, Kiki and Nemo, which he grew up with as a teenager and a mixed breed dog, Magenta.
During his free time, he loves playing basketball, frisbee, sketching, painting, and photography, and he was awarded best painter and photographer during his university years.
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 loving four-legged companions, including a female spayed DSH cat, as well as a cat adopted from the Calgary Humane Society. 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.
Sara started working at Centre Street Veterinary Clinic in April of 2015. She has always had an interest and love for animals. At home, Sara has a hairless Chinese Crested dog named Ferguson, which was adopted from the Calgary Humane Society in 2014, and a Pomsky named Echo. Sara is currently living in Calgary with her husband and son.
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 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.
“I’ve taken my Doberman, Baker, here 3 times now, and we have seen both Dr. Gidda and Dr. Sparkman. Both vets are very kind and show a genuine love for animals. 2 of the 3 times I have gone have been for acute issues (a dog bite and a swollen ankle), and they have always offered multiple options for treatment, instead of jumping to the most expensive option. The 3rd time I went was just for vaccines and a general check-up, and I was pleased with the treatment that time as well. This vet is very affordable, but they also provide excellent care. The vet techs are also lovely. I recommend this vet to everyone, I love them so much. A great alternative to the expensive VCA vet offices that seem to be taking over.”
- Anna L.