Dr. Kolla graduated from the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. He joined Westbrook a few years later, and became the proud owner in 1993. Dr. Kolla's dedication is evident in his lasting relationships with countless Westbrook clients and their families. Outside of his practice, he enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife, Carol, and making memories with their sons and grandchildren!
Dr. Toma joined Westbrook in 2015. He attended the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2009. Dr. Toma is Human-Animal Bond Certified by the AVMA. He is passionate about building and maintaining strong relationships between pets and their families. Dr. Toma enjoys performing surgeries and hopes to continue his education in advanced surgery and diagnostics. Dr. Toma is also a busy dad to his young daughter!
Jessie is committed to ensuring Westbrook exceeds your expectations - she's been our hospital administrator for nearly 30 years! She and her husband Duane, are avid golfers and world travelers. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren!
Carol met Dr. Kolla while attending the University of Saskatchewan, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology. She enjoys spending time at the lake with their three sons, grandchildren, and grand-pets!
Gayle is a self-described "Crazy Dog Lady," and proud of it! Gayle is a graduate of NAIT's Animal Health Technology and longtime member (16 years!) of the Westbrook family. When she's not tending to her "sled team of five Pomeranians," she's having fun as a grandma to her two grand-babies! She's also a motorcycle enthusiast and pianist.
Carolyn brings her extensive background in animal sciences to the Westbrook team. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, as well as a diploma in Animal Health Technology. She's a busy mom to Margeaux and Travis, and newly wed to husband, Peter. They live on an acreage with their cats, Trix (pictured) and Shadow.
Catherine first joined the Westbrook team in 2017 as a practicum student from Lakeland College. After graduating the Animal Health Technology program, she decided to stay with us as a full-time RVT! Catherine would like to work toward becoming a specialist in animal behaviour. She is also "Mom" to her adorable puppies Riley and Ollie!
Tracey is "Mom" to most of our clinic animals! She has been part of the Westbrook family for more than 13 years. Tracey is into sports of all kinds, but when it comes to hockey, she's a big Oilers & Canucks fan! When she's not cheering on her favourite teams, she's planning her next adventure abroad. Germany, Switzerland, and Paris are recent highlights!
Christina is often one of the first smiling faces you'll see at Westbrook! She is a genuine "people person", and loves getting to know our patients and their families. You're best to wear your orange and blue around Christina - She's an Oilers FANATIC! When it's not hockey season, she enjoys camping with her boyfriend Dallas, and his family.
Michele joined Westbrook for work experience while still in high school. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and is now a Registered Nurse on the Mental Health Crisis Team at the Stollery. Despite her new career path, Michele dedicates her days off from nursing to working part-time at Westbrook. Michele is "mom" to three dogs - Djinie, Yola, and Squirrel.
Peanut brought so much joy our clinic. She was often seen RUNNING down the halls at Westbrook, begging for treats. Sadly, she passed away not long after her 18th birthday. She will be missed by everyone - especially Tracy, who loved her like her own.
Gordie was a Westbrook Team Member for 17 years! He would often greet clients in the waiting room, or sneak away to a random spot in the clinic for a nap! We remember him fondly, and know how lucky we were to have him in our family!
Turbo is a new resident of Westbrook, but not new to our clinic. We adopted him as our own, and you can now hear this Bengal kitty's LOUD chatter throughout Westbrook!