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Dr Naveen Gakhar, DVM

Dr. Naveen Gakhar  holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science (DVM) from College of Veterinary Sciences, Punjab Agricultural University (India) and a Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition from the University of Manitoba.

He worked as a mixed animal practitioner in India for 5 years before moving to Canada in 2006 for his Master's program. He worked in Glenn Mountain Animal Hospital, Abbotsford , BC and at Sunrise Animal Hospital before takling over  the Sunrise Animal Hospital in 2016.

His professional interests include: small animal internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, and critical care. Dr. Naveen Gakhar is a member of Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.

He lives in Edmonton with his wife and a son. Apart from work he enjoys traveling, playing and watching sports, music and spending time with his family.

Dr Hardeep Singh, DVM

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Katelyn Louma, AHT

Katelyn graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Olds College in 2018. Before graduating from Olds College she worked as a Technologist Assistant at the Calgary North Animal Hospital and Emergency Service which invoked her passion for critical care and rehabilitation. She also had the opportunity of volunteering for the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society where she participated in the veterinary care and rehabilitation of sick and/or injured wildlife which inspired her to become an RVT. Katelyn currently lives here in Edmonton with her American Cocker Spaniel, Lily, and her Pearly Conure, Medli.

Amber Gawreletz

Amber is one of our lovely VMAs that has a passion for patient care and the human-pet bond. She graduated from NAIT in 2019 from the VMA program and has been a vital member of our staff ever since. She is currently going to NAIT to become a veterinary technologist and will be excited to see all of you again when she graduates! She has a chorkie named Lila, who fills Amber's life with joy!

Dakota Verboom-Richardson


Dakota is a Veterinary Technology Assistant that is currently attending NAIT to become a veterinary technologist. She is working hard to gain all of the practical experience she can here to become the best vet tech she can upon graduation! She currently has a young shih tzu named "Piper", and a boxer named "Kaos" that fill her life with both mischief and joy.

Sunny - Clinic Mascot

Sunny has been at Sunrise since March 2017. He came to us one day with urinary issues and hasn't left the clinic since. He currently works as HR, the CEO, and as PR, but in his free time, he loves to lounge in his luxury suite and observe the world. He is truly a social butterfly that must great every dog, cat, and human that comes through the doors. His mission in life is to find any snack possible as the greatest joys in life are truly food. He looks forward to meeting you at your next visit!

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