Dr. Jeff Weissmann
Dr. Jeff Weissmann was born and raised in Calgary. After having briefly considered pursuing a career in Dentistry, he found his calling in Veterinary Medicine after being allowed to observe a surgery on one of his family’s Miniature Pinschers. While attending the University of Calgary, he spent several of his summers working with large agricultural animals, eventually settling on a career in Small Animal Medicine. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in 2009, before earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Jeff joined the team at Chestermere Veterinary Clinic in June 2015 after graduating from the U of C.
Dr. Jeff is passionate about advocating preventative measures and he enjoys working with owners to help them make the best choices for a healthy and active lifestyle for their 4-legged companions. After a completing a rotation at the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI with Dr. Etienne Côté – a world-renowned Veterinary Cardiologist – in his 4th year of study, Dr. Jeff developed a special interest in the area of veterinary cardiology. He also enjoys many other areas of Veterinary Medicine, including surgery, dentistry, dermatology and internal medicine.
Dr. Jeff has enjoyed cooking as a hobby since an early age and is quite an accomplished chef. His friends, family and girlfriend, have all been the happy recipients of his fine culinary experiments in the kitchen.
At home, Dr. Jeff shares his space with his brown-and-orange Paddle Tailed Newt named Saffron. He grew up with a variety of pets: hamsters, guinea pigs, several cats, and later with a herd of Miniature Pinscher show dogs, and a Basenji. He still gets to visit with the dogs back at the family home, and he hopes to soon own a Golden Retriever of his own. A 3-legged cat named Waffle is the newest addition to Dr. Jeff’s family!
Dr. Gabby Rotaru
Dr. Gabby Rotaru believes she has the best job in the world: if you think about it, what other job fills your heart with so much joy that it really brings tears to your eyes, makes you laugh and wonder, discover and create, is never boring and so uplifting? And in what other job can you feel that you truly make lives better (pets and owners alike) and learn every day from each and every pet you meet? There is this invisible bond that forms between you and all animal lovers that come through the door: owners and pets are a second family to her, they get to know each other, trust and respect each other and for this she is so grateful!
Dr. Gabby moved to Canada in 2001 with two cats and two dogs. She feels it was definitely one of the best decisions she ever made! She graduated in 1997 in Romania, Europe and has worked in the small animal field ever since.
Dr. Gabby truly enjoys the combination of internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, radiology and laboratory, which make her job so interesting. She also enjoys educating people how to prevent disease in their pets, this is where the true challenge is! Working emergencies for about 5 years before becoming the practice owner at Chestermere made her realize that some things can be prevented and it is up to us to help our pets stay out of trouble and stay healthy!
In her spare time she loves going biking and hiking with her dog Moxie, or cuddling on the sofa with her two cats Ziggy and Felix. She also enjoys spending time with friends and participating in different activities with them. Yoga, gardening and feng shui are other ways Dr. Gabby uses to relax and appreciate all the blessings in her life.