Dr. Sumeet Sharma


From his earliest memory, Dr. Sharma’s family always had pets that were loved as members of the family, and he aspired to be a veterinarian from a very young age. His lifelong dream came true when he graduated as a veterinarian in 2003 from Punjab Agricultural University (India). Further, he completed his Master of Veterinary Science degree in 2005. He passed his Clinical Proficiency Examination at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Massachusetts, and completed American Veterinary Medical Association’s ECFVG Certification program in 2013. Subsequently, he was awarded his Certificate of Qualification by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).

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After graduation from vet school, he worked as mixed animal veterinarian for the next few years and conferred best field veterinarian award in 2008. Before joining Edmonton West Animal Hospital in 2015, he also worked for almost three years in various small (companion) animal practices of Edmonton and Calgary. His special areas of interest include small animal reproduction, endocrinology and geriatric medicine. In 2021, he earned the status Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Canine & Feline Practice, one of only a few veterinary specialists who hold this title in Alberta.

Dr. Sharma also continued his research efforts and has numerous scientific publications to his credit. He reviewed scientific papers for more than 30 Veterinary and Animal Sciences journals and is also on the editorial board of several international journals of repute. He also serves as Inspector, Practice Inspection and Practice Standard for Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA). He is an active member of ABVP, American Association of Feline Practitioners, ABVMA, CVMA, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, and Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians. When he’s not caring for your furry friends, he enjoys spending time with his family and of course with his dog.

Dr. Navjot Gosal

Dr. Gosal was born into a farming family in Punjab, India. He grew up taking care of his cows, buffalo, dogs, and fish. His desire to become a veterinarian took a leap forward when he realized there was no certified veterinarian in his neighbourhood to properly treat his sick and dying dog.

He graduated with Doctrate in Veterinary Medicine in 2003. To pursue his studies further, he completed a Master’s in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2005. He also represented his university on several occasions in Greco Roman-style wrestling. Before moving to Edmonton in the winter of 2008, he worked as a mixed animal veterinarian for 3 years. Very quickly, he finished the rigorous certification process to obtain the license to practice veterinary medicine in Canada and USA. He has been working as small animal veterinarian for almost 6 years in Edmonton and the surrounding area, taking care of people and their pets.

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He has authored and co- authored numerous research articles published in international peer reviewed journals, as well as refereeing submitted articles. He can also be heard on 630 CHED radio on Sunday at 7:00 AM hosting the show Pet Talks, and he routinely writes articles for the Ask a Vet column in Country Asides weekly magazine. When time permits, he devotes his time to his local and provincial associations. Currently he is serving as President of the Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians, as well as serving on the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association’s small animal advisory committee.

For his great enthusiasm and dedication to veterinary medicine in Past five years he was awarded “Young Veterinarian of the Year” in 2011 by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. For his academic achievements and meaningful contribution to the veterinary field he has also been awarded Fellow status by the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, one of only six Fellows in Canada.

Dr. Gosal has called Edmonton his second home ever since moving to Canada and lives with his wife (who is a teacher) and 3 year old son. He is still trying to learn winter sports whenever he can. He has two dogs, 7 year old Jonny (labrador) and a 6 year old American Eskimo (Marshal).

When he is at work he enjoys the communication aspect of the job, while really getting to know people and their furry family members, and always tries to make it a fun and positive experience for everyone.


Dr. Krissia Menjivar

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Dr. Krissia Menjivar earned her Bachelor of Science through the University of Alberta. Following this degree, she graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Since then, she returned home to Edmonton and has practiced at various clinics and at the Edmonton Humane Society. Dr. Menjivar joined us as a full time veterinarian in January 2018. When it comes to veterinary medicine, Dr. Menjivar is particularly interested in dentistry, endocrinology, soft tissue surgery and orthopedics (an interest that she plans to further herself in). Outside of work, she enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, hiking, running, and bodybuilding. Her home is shared with her 2 cats, Tiki and Mini Egg.


Dr. Alireza Zandi

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Dr. Zandi was born and raised in Shiraz, Iran. He decided to become a veterinarian because of his love for Animals and his passion for science. He graduated with his DVM degree from Azad Veterinary College in 2005 and started working for Iran Veterinary Organization as a full time veterinarian. He worked there in different fields like public health, large and small animals, and poultry for more than 8 years until he decided to move to Canada with his family.

He got his license and certificate of qualification quickly in Canada and America and has been a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Alberta Veterinary Medical Association since 2016.

Dr. Zandi is proud that he has been a member of Edmonton West Animal Hospital since 2018. His areas of interest are soft tissue surgeries, dentistry and internal medicine.

When not in the clinic, he enjoys his time with his family, playing and watching soccer, traveling and reading.

Dr. Melanie Bouclin

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For as long as she can remember, animals have always been an important part of Dr. Bouclin’s family. As a child, she had a natural ability to care for a variety of pets from dogs, cats, and rabbits. It was not uncommon for her to bring home a stray puppy and she had a knack for encouraging other family members to adopt these stray pets. Everyone who met her assumed she would grow up to be a veterinarian and Dr. Bouclin continued down this path by completing her Bachelors of Education and Animal Sciences degree at the University of Alberta.

From there, she was able to combine her love of travel while obtaining her veterinary education. Dr. Bouclin graduated from the veterinary program at St. Georges University in the Caribbean and spent her clinical year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. This international education allowed her to appreciate all kinds of human-pet bonds and levels of medical care.

Even though Dr. Bouclin loved the Caribbean sun, home is home, and she returned to Canada to work. She spent a few years practicing at the Edmonton Humane Society, followed by a year in emergency medicine at an emergency clinic in Edmonton. She then worked in private practice for 5 years after that before joining us at Edmonton West Animal hospital!

Dr. Bouclin’s special interests include radiology, dentistry, dermatology, pain management and rehabilitation!


Dr. Chelsea Schuster

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Dr. Chelsea Schuster completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Calgary and subsequently completed her veterinary training at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to Edmonton after her schooling and practiced in the Edmonton area prior to accepting a position at Edmonton West Animal Hospital. Dr. Schuster’s professional interests include pain management, dentistry, and surgery. Outside of work, she spends most of her time with her boyfriend and their miniature Australian Shepherd enjoying the many parks and natural areas of Edmonton.