Meet our staff
Dr. Pavol Liska DVM
Dr. Pavol Liska is one of the owners of Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital and SAVE - Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency. Dr. Liska graduated from University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, Slovakia in 1994. He moved to Canada in 2002 and has worked in a few small animal facilities in Calgary.
Dr. Liska looks forward to welcoming friends and new clients with their pets for routine veterinary care in Okotoks. His special interests lie in small animal dentistry, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and animal behaviour.
His spare time is dedicated to his family who enjoy skiing, biking and camping. He loves walking and training his Miniature Schnauzer Madi, his Golden Retrievers, Duncho Jr., Clifford and Mila, and also cuddles with his cats Lulu and Blu.
Dr. Melanie Plett DVM
Melanie grew up in friendly Manitoba with a fascination and passion for animals from a young age. Her parents fostered her interest by allowing several cats and dogs and hamsters and salamanders and fish become a part of the family. She would often bring home "stray cats" and ask if she could keep them since they "clearly did not have a home". Until one of those cats almost ate her beloved gerbil, Elizabeth! Many Winnipeg Humane Society dogs found a home with her family, and her Aunt bred tricolor Beagles for 25 years.
In junior high school, she became more serious about pursuing a career with animals, and started volunteering for the Winnipeg Humane Society. By her first year of University in 1992, she was volunteering at the Winnipeg Zoo, at a small animal veterinary clinic, and a large animal veterinary clinic to gain the experience she needed to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Her degree in Biology served her well as a stepping stone into veterinary studies. This career began in 2001 after attending vet school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her first job was at the Animal Care Centre in Okotoks, working for Dr Jim Rhodes. She has now worked in and around Calgary for the last 17 years in mostly small animal clinics(with the occasional canary, chinchilla, bearded dragon, rabbit, or alpaca thrown into the mix!).
She lives in Calgary with her physiotherapist husband, her two daughters that are competitive in baton and dance, and her partially blind kitty named Sweet Pea. Melanie also has another part time career teaching group fitness classes at Repsol Sport (Spin and Group Power). She enjoys cooking/baking, biking, hiking, knitting, swing dancing and being a baton mom in her spare time!
Dr. Marco Bregliano DVM, Dip.ACT
Dr. Marco Bregliano is one of the owners of Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital and SAVE - Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency. Please note: Dr. Marco's reproductive services has moved to SAVE - Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency.
Dr. Marco Bregliano graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. While starting his career in southern Alberta, Marco's interests in reproductive medicine lead him to pursue further studies in Theriogenology. Dr. Bregliano completed his Diplomat in 2009 and became recognized by the American College of Theriogenology.
Dr. Marco's services are primarily for canines and felines. He provides in-house progesterone testing, semen collection and evaluation, consultation for successful reproduction and whelping, trans-cervical and surgical surgical inseminations and caesarean sections. SAVE - Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency also provides semen storage and can arrange for transport.