Meet Our Team!

Dr. Terrie Faber BSA, DVM, Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry

 

Dr. Terrie Faber always felt a special kinship with animals and by age seven decided she would become a veterinarian. After attaining a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (with Distinction) in 1982, she attended the

Western College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1986. She enjoyed many years of general small animal practice, but as she became increasingly aware of the silent suffering many of her patients had because of dental disease, she began to focus her practice on veterinary dentistry. In 2001, she became a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and thereafter restricted her practice exclusively to dentistry.

 

In November 2014, Dr. Faber was pleased to open Alberta’s first veterinary facility dedicated and designed exclusively for small animal dentistry. Centrally located and equipped with the finest and most modern equipment,

Dr. Faber and her staff ensure their patients receive the best possible care of their dental and oral health concerns.  She works closely with referring veterinarians to ensure they are kept fully informed of treatment recommendations and surgical treatments.  Dr. Faber’s dedication to veterinary dentistry is fueled by the dramatic improvement in her patients’ quality of life that results from their dental disease and oral pain being alleviated. 

 

Dr. Faber teaches small animal dentistry to the 2nd and 3rd Veterinary students at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) and offers elective in-clinic rotations to 4th year students. She has provided a wide range of continuing education seminars for the veterinary community and donates her time performing dental work at the Calgary Zoo.

 

Dr. Faber is married to Perry and has two adult children, Jared and Mikaela. Her extended fur-family consists of a handsome cat named Sammy and Josie, a rescued Maltese cross.

Dr. Brittney Rigby BCs, DVM

 

Bio Coming Soon!

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Dr. Jessica Pang BSc(Hons), DVM, MVetSc
Veterinary Anesthetist 

 

Dr. Pang completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Veterinary Science, and Anesthesia Residency at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. After spending an additional year at WCVM as an associate professor, Dr. Pang practiced in London, England as a small animal practitioner and anesthesia consultant for a multi-centre veterinary group. From 2010 – 2016, Dr. Pang was a research associate in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary.  Dr. Pang spent the following three years as an anesthesia clinician and instructor in the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire at the Université de Montréal. In 2019, Dr. Pang returned to Calgary to join UCVM as a clinical instructor in anesthesia. 

 

She is delighted to also be a member of the Alberta Veterinary Dentistry team. In her role as lead anesthetist, she will be focused on providing optimal anesthetic management for AVD’s patients, including dedicated management and supervision of higher-risk cases. She feels fortunate to work with an exceptionally skilled team of RVTs and staff who coordinate their efforts to provide an advanced level of care for all of their patients!

Kayla Shand Registered Veterinary Technician,
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Dentistry)

 

Kayla grew up in Lethbridge and lived there until moving to Calgary in the summer of 2014 to begin working with Dr. Faber at AVD. She graduated as a Registered Veterinary Technologist in 2013 from Olds College, through which she completed the online RVT course. Kayla’s always had a keen interest in helping animals and realized during school that dentistry was particularly appealing to her; she found it very rewarding to be able to alleviate an animal’s pain so quickly. Kayla is also passionate about education and enjoys teaching at recurrent in-clinic wet labs and seminars. In June 2019, she obtained her Veterinary Technician Specialist designation in Dentistry, and looks forward to offering more dental knowledge to the community of Calgary and beyond! When not busy helping the animals that visit the practice, Kayla can be found hanging out with her husband Ryan, their rescued Catahoula mix Zoey and Marley, a rambunctious DLH cat! Kayla also enjoys paddle-boarding, boxing, and running.  ​

Tammy Brooks Registered Veterinary Technician,
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Dentistry)

 

Ever since Tammy can remember, she has always had a love for animals. Growing up in Calgary she realized she wanted to become a Registered Veterinary Technician while volunteering for a local veterinary clinic; she loved the idea of being able to help all those dogs and cats that could not speak for themselves. Tammy graduated from Fairview College in 2002 and worked with Dr. Faber for a number of years before starting a family. She was reunited with Dr. Faber when she joined the AVD team in January 2015. Tammy’s passion for dentistry has always been evident in her work, and in June 2018 she obtained her Veterinary Technician Specialist designation in Dentistry, making her the second in Canada with this title! She is grateful that she will be able to help so many more pets in discomfort. When not at the clinic, Tammy is kept busy with family projects and her daughter Lilian. 

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Charmaine Duthie Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Bio coming soon!

Rebecca Ardito BSc, Registered Veterinary Technician

 

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Alexa Jones Registered Veterinary Technician

 

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Fiona Szilagyi Veterinary Hospital Assistant

 

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Amy Lemke Office Manager
 
Growing up on a farm near Three Hills, Amy realized her love for animals at an early age. Whether it be the family dog, one of the many cats or her horse Laddie that she received for her 7th birthday, being around animals made her very happy. After moving to Calgary and obtaining her training as a registered massage therapist, Amy soon realized she wanted to pursue a career involving dogs and cats and has now been working in the veterinary industry for over 15 years. Her first position was actually for Dr. Faber all those years ago! Amy is married to Chuck and has two children, Dylan and Abbey. When she is not busy running them around, she can be found visiting her family farm or hanging out at her in-law's cabin on weekends. 
Emily Lewis  Receptionist

 

Bio coming soon!