Cecilia wanted to become a veterinarian from a very young age as she loved to work outside with farm animals. Cecilia was encouraged by her father, a police dog trainer, as they visited hospitalized dogs together.
Upon arriving to Canada in 2001, Dr. Cecilia was mentored by highly trained veterinarians and was inspired to achieve Canadian standards, for which she feels immense gratitude. She worked in various clinics in Edmonton, including the Emergency Clinic, and in St. Albert.
In her spare time, Cecilia loves practicing Hot Yoga, reading and outdoor activities such as jogging, camping and hiking. She lives in Edmonton with her husband Marius, and their daughter Ioana, who both help her to manage and operate this family practice.
Dr. Alireza Zandi
We are delighted to introduce and to welcome Dr. Alireza Zandi to our Albany Veterinary Clinic family!
Originally from Shiraz, Iran, Dr. Zandi’s lifelong passion for animals and his dedication to scientific inquiry led him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In 2005, he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Azad Veterinary College in Shiraz, Iran, and embarked on his professional journey by becoming a full-time veterinarian with the Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO). During his tenure, Dr. Zandi garnered extensive experience in public health matters and provided care for a diverse range of animals, both large and small, including poultry. His valuable contributions spanned over 8 years before he made the decision to relocate to Canada with his family.
Dr. Brett Gramiak
Brett grew up in the town of Slave Lake, AB where she was immersed in nature at a young age. Growing up, she watched the wild birds, fox, deer, and bears in the backyard, while inside the house she helped care for various pocket pets such as hamsters and rabbits as well as reptiles, amphibians, injured birds, cats, and a border collie.