Meet Drs. Alberto and Carly Ruiz
(you may recognize them from AgaveVet Mobile Veterinary Care)
Dr. Alberto Ruiz MVZ, ESP, MSC
Dr. Alberto's passion and vocation are in working with horses and livestock. He became a veterinarian in Mexico and worked in an equine hospital and mobile practice in Mexico City. He advanced his education in Canada by completing a large animal internship at the Ontario Veterinary College in medicine and surgery and doing a Master of Science in health management. Dr. Alberto successfully completed a residency in large animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan before deciding to start AgaveVet and start a family. He and his wife, Dr. Carly Ruiz and their children have a menagerie of animals, but his special companion is his faithful dog Astra, the German Shepherd.
Dr. Carly Ruiz, BSA, DVM
Dr. Carly is a small animal veterinarian, seeing mostly dogs and cats, but is happy to take on the odd rabbit, guinea pig, lizard, parrot, potbelly pig or chicken patient! She studied at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, after earning her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science. Dr. Carly has worked in small animal veterinary hospitals since graduating, until joining AgaveVet as a house call veterinarian in 2017, and now as the co-owner of Sunrise Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Alberto Ruiz. Her special interests are soft tissue surgery and dermatology. She loves all furry and fluffy creatures (especially Silkie chickens) but she shares a special connection with her rescue cat Picasso.
Tanya, clinic manager
An essential part of the Sunrise team since 2011, Tanya LOVES helping pets and their owners - and it shows! Following the loss of her beloved dog Ruger, her family is excited to introduce a chocolate lab puppy into their home soon!
Lindy, Large animal coordinator
Having grown up on a beef cattle and hog farm in Alberta, Lindy has loved animals all of her life! She loves to pet sit and enjoy the furry friends at work, because none of the large animals she works with at Sunrise would fit in the 240sq.ft. tiny home she built and lives in!
Ayla, Front Desk
Often the first smile you’ll see in the clinic, Ayla has been part of the Sunrise family for a couple of years now! Fun fact: she's actually ALLERGIC to most animals; she just loves them too much to stay away. You might see her Boston Terrier (Finn) and her geckos on our social media!
Jeanie, Veterinary Assistant
While travelling Southeast Asia, Jeanie saw many homeless animals in need of care; now her purpose in life is to be an advocate and a voice for animals in need. Her pets are Chica, a 5 yr old golden retriever Rottweiler cross, and Haze, a 6 yr old Pitbull mix.
DominiquE, Veterinary assistant
“I enjoy helping and being able to provide comfort to a wide variety of animals in need and ability to meet so many unique and adorable family companions!” Dominique has a few furry companions of her own, too; a Redbone Coonhound puppy named Dixie, and a young kitten named Georgie!
Nikki started her career at Sunrise first as a valued volunteer, and has now been working with the team for several years! She has two cats, Sophie and Simone, two African Dwarf frogs named Tom and Jerry, and several Siamese fighting fish.