Dr. Cathy Wright
Dr. Wright graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. Since graduation, she has worked in a mixed practice in Innisfail and then started teaching the AHT course in Olds which she thoroughly enjoyed. She has owned her own small animal practice in Bowden and Olds.
During her practice career, she had the pleasure of looking after the working dogs & breeding program for the RCMP police dog training program. She also has an interest in wildlife and worked with the Medicine River Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. She became a paramedic after selling her practices and worked on the ambulance for AHS for several years as well.
Dr. Wright has been married for 38 years and has a son and daughter. They live on an acreage west of Olds and love the small-town life. She enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling. They have a Golden Retriever who loves her runs in the nearby fields, and a cat who lives to torment the dog and a cockatiel!
Dr. Wright joined Deer Park Pet Hospital 18 years ago and enjoys both the staff and clients. She has special interests in emergency medicine, laser surgery, and ultrasound. During spare moments she teaches with the UCVM Veterinary School in Calgary.
Dr. Kelly Pasma
Dr. Kelly Pasma is a 2007 Graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. After graduation, she worked in a mixed animal practice in Drumheller for 5 years. In the summer of 2012 she moved to Red Deer to pursue small animal medicine. She has a special interest in Feline medicine, inspired by her own family of cats: Chopin, Clara, and Lili. In her spare time Kelly enjoys playing the flute, singing in choirs, and running with her Border Collie Sebastian. She looks forward to meeting the patients and clients of Deer Park Pet Hospital.
Dr. Pat Higgins
Dr. Higgins graduated from WCVM with distinction in 1978. He moved to the Okotoks area of Alberta and practiced there for 2 years. He decided to take an opportunity to do some development work in East Africa and moved there from 1980 to 1986. In 1986 he moved to Red Deer and became half owner of Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital with Dr. Ken Hubbard.
He has a keen interest in exotics, which began when he worked at the Calgary Zoo between 3rd and 4th year of Veterinary school. He also enjoys all surgery; especially orthopedics and soft tissue.
Outside of work he spends time with his wife, 2 daughters and son and enjoys many hobbies, such as; cycling, triathlons, fly fishing, traveling, church involvement and cooking.
Dr. Carson Grant
Dr. Carson Grant initially studied at the University of Guelph, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree prior to starting vet school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. During his time with the UCVM he had the chance to explore different avenues in veterinary medicine, spent time working on street dogs in India, Masai cattle in Tanzania, seals and sea lions at the Marine Mammal Centre in California, and emergency medicine at the Tufts University just outside of Boston. After graduating as a DVM in 2013 Dr. Grant moved to Berlin, Germany for 8 months to study at the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife research. Upon returning to Canada, eager to begin pursuing his interests in small animal medicine, he joined the team at Deer Park Pet Hospital where he is excited to continue developing his skills in diagnostic imaging and exotic animal medicine.
Dr. Grant lives outside of Rocky Mountain House with his New Zealand Heading dog, Toby, and his cat, Miss Kitten. He spends his free time traveling, hiking, and spending as much time outside with his dog as possible. When not away from home, he enjoys playing the piano and learning to play the fiddle.
Dr. Jennifer Stock
Dr. Jennifer Stock graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at the University of Guelph in 2012. She practiced as a small animal veterinarian at a 24-hour clinic in Ontario before moving to Australia in 2013, where she worked as a locum veterinarian. After moving across Canada in 2014, she worked at the Animal Emergency Hospital in Red Deer and joined the Deer Park team in 2017. Dr. Stock is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in pain management, fear-free handling, preventative care, and emergency medicine. She loves working with clients and their pets to make sure they receive optimum care.
When she is not working, she teaches yoga in Lacombe and enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 cats. She also has a passion for volunteering and has spent time at spay-neuter clinics internationally in India, Peru, Nicaragua, and provincially with the Alberta Task Force.
Dr. Katie Graves
Katie grew up on a farm just outside of Lacombe and from a young age had a passion for large and small animals alike. Fortunately, she is able to get the best of both worlds by working at Deer Park Pet Hospital and living on a farm with her own herd of Black Angus cattle. Katie and her husband enjoy seeing their little girl grow up and enjoy all of the animals around her.
Katie graduated from the University of Calgary in 2015. She graduated with an emphasis in Ecosystem and Public Health and did an Internship at the World Health Organization in Switzerland. She then worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in Ponoka followed by a small animal veterinarian at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital. She is committed to providing high quality and compassionate care to all of the animals she sees. She enjoys helping pets with their oral hygiene and dental needs.
When she isn't working, she loves spending time with her family and going for horseback rides. Katie also enjoys coaching volleyball and playing court sports.