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Meet Our Vets

We offer a warm, family-like experience of exceptional vet care.

All of the veterinarians at Sunrise Veterinary Clinic are committed to creating a positive experience for both you and your pet. Whether you’re visiting us for wellness care for your healthy pet, for a safe anesthetic experience for your pet to receive dental work, or in a time of deep need during a distressing emergency – we will ensure that your concerns are addressed, and your pet's needs are met. We believe in patient comfort: be it in the form of cozy blankets, slip-free mats, pain prevention, abundant supply of cookies when possible, and gentle animal handling techniques.

Dr. Alberto

Dr. Alberto studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), graduating in the year 2000. He also completed post-graduate studies in Canada, completing an internship at the Ontario Veterinary College, and a residency program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. His special interests are internal medicine and preventive care. 

Drs. Carly and Alberto met at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and were married in 2012. They decided to team up together professionally and started AgaveVet Mobile Veterinary Care in 2016, and took on Sunrise Veterinary Clinic in 2019.

Dr. Alberto shares a very special bond with his German Shepherd Dog named Astra. She is the most loyal dog in the world, and follows Dr. Alberto like his shadow. When he’s not around, she stays content by laying in the shadow of a scarecrow dressed up in Dr. Alberto’s clothes. 

 

Dr. Alberto is a proud father of 4 young children and homeschools them on his days off.

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Dr. Carly

Dr. Carly treats mostly dogs and cats, but is happy to see the odd rabbit, guinea pig, lizard, parrot,  potbelly pig or chickens. 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 graduated in 2012, and now is co-owner of Sunrise Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Alberto. Her special interests are soft tissue surgery, dentistry and dermatology. 

Dr. Carly shares a special connection with her rescue cat Picasso, who was supposed to be euthanized but joined the Ruiz family instead (with the previous owner’s permission.) Picasso shares Dr. Carly’s love of the outdoors, but steers clear of dangers by being contained in a PetStop pet containment system. Picasso gets his name from his asymmetrical facial markings and his crossed eyes, which give him a rather unique appearance, like one of the artist Picasso’s masterpieces.

Dr. Carly homeschools her children when she’s not working, and she particularly loves going on field trips and adventures with them in the wilderness. 

Dr. Olivia

Olivia grew up in Burnaby and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria. She received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree in 2020 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. She practiced mixed animal medicine for one year in rural Saskatchewan before making the move to Vancouver Island. She practiced small animal medicine in Victoria for a year and has recently moved to the beautiful Comox Valley.

In her spare time Olivia enjoys sewing, crafting, backpacking and getting outside in all weather for a good hike with her husband and dog.

 

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Meet the Ruiz family

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