Lisa J. Collis BSc, MSc, DVM
During the past nine years at our animal hospital in North Edmonton, Dr. Collis has developed a strong professional interest and further continuing education in dermatology (skin disease), and in the medical conditions of older pets, especially feline and canine diabetes, thyroid, pancreatic and kidney disease.
A native of Brandon, Manitoba, Dr. Collis earned her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Brandon University and her Master of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of Toronto. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2004 and joined our veterinary practice in June 2004.
During her graduate studies, she worked in the research department of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Dr. Collis grew up with cats and dogs, and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from a very young age. Her passion as a child was a very special cat named Mocha, who was featured in every picture she ever drew and every story she told. Mocha’s soft-spoken veterinarian ‘Frank’ had a big impact on young Lisa as a mentor at the clinic where she eventually volunteered.
Dr. Collis is a member of the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology.
For five years, Dr. Collis served on the Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians (EASAV) board of directors as the Coordinator for continuing education activities for the local veterinary community. In 2010-2011, she served as EASAV’s President. Since 2011, she has served with the University of Calgary as an ‘Adjunct Professor’ teaching a small animal medicine community rotation for 4th year Veterinary Students. In July of 2010, she received an award by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) when she was selected as one of 22 young veterinarians to attend the CVMA’s “Emerging Veterinary Leaders Program”.
Dr. Collis and her husband Chad became proud parents of a beautiful baby girl in April 2012! Their family also includes feline companions “Douglas” and “Vincent”.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys playing the piano and singing to her baby daughter. When time permits, she also enjoys camping and hiking, yoga, sewing, baking, reading a quiet book (with Douglas the lap-cat) and looking after houseplants (if Vincent doesn’t eat them first). In the summer time, she is an avid gardener. She enjoys biking and she and her husband participate in the Hinton MS Mountain Bike tour to raise funds for the MS Society of Canada.