Our Caring & Compassionate Veterinary Team!

Since 1993, Brentwood Animal Hospital has provided friendly and knowledgeable veterinary care for dogs, cats, rabbits and pocket pets in Sherwood Park and the surrounding Edmonton area. Dr. Shirley Lamberink has more than 30 years of experience. Our caring and dedicated support staff work with our doctors to ensure that you and your pet have a great experience during each and every visit.

Dr. Shirley Lamberink

I was born and raised in Edmonton. I graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and began working at this clinic (formerly known as Maplewood Vet Clinic) in 1990. I subsequently purchased it in 1993 from the original owner who had started the practice in 1975! Over the years, I have found Medicine to be an ever-changing and dynamic career; it keeps you learning and on your toes. I have also realized that pets and the people who love them haven’t changed and that my clients will always be the inspiration I need to keep offering my best. My husband and I reside on an acreage in Edmonton and are proud parents of a son who is currently pursuing a career as an EMT and firefighter. We currently share our home with our Bouvier (Zoek) and two horses (Hank and Moose).

Claire Cockman, RVT, BSc, DIBM

Although born in Edmonton, I grew up in Saskatchewan where I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology and worked in a veterinary hospital for over 5 years. I returned to Edmonton to further my education in the Animal Health Technology program, and in 2008 graduated from NAIT with honors.  Recently, I have also achieved my business management diploma with honors.  Over the years I have had multiple pets that included cats, dogs, fish and guinea pigs.  Through my experience and my own love of learning, I appreciate the opportunity to help educate and promote happy and healthy pet-owner relationships.

Patti Okerstrom RVT

I grew up in Sherwood Park and even at an early age I knew that one of my greatest passions was helping animals. In 2003, I began my career here at Brentwood Animal Hospital as a kennel attendant. I went on to take the NAIT Animal Health Technology program and graduated in 2011.
I have a cat named Nymphadora, whom I adopted after we couldn’t find her owners. I have been working on helping her get in shape by feeding her a weight loss diet, and making sure she stays active.
Outside of work I enjoy going to farmers’ markets, and craft shows, as I love supporting local makers when I can. Also, in my spare time I create crafty projects for my friends and family. 

Bucket

I don’t remember too much of my early life, except some big machine that wasn’t very kind to me. Luckily, a nice man brought me here to Brentwood Animal Hospital, where I spent some time with a big bandage on one of my back legs and ended up losing some toes. In the end everything worked out quite well.  I am becoming a senior cat now and have been diagnosed with a bit of arthritis and pancreatitis.  Despite my reservations regarding “treatment”, I do receive supplements and medications to keep me feisty.  I enjoy sleeping, eating, supervising the humans that work for me, and overall enhancing their work environment with my marvelous presence. Did I mention sleeping?