Originally growing up in Toronto, his love of animals and working with his hands drew him to a career in veterinary medicine. When not at the hospital Charles enjoys spending time with his family including wife Rachel and their twin daughters Charlotte and Gabrielle and their Covid puppy Jelly. An avid outdoorsman he and his family love to take advantage of the great variety of activities the area has to offer and is excited to get close(er) to the mountains!
Dr. Bruce graduated from OVC in 2003 and pursued a rotating internship at the Oklahoma State University followed by a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center before returning to OVC for a small animal surgical residency. During his residency he was involved with research in spinal fractures and luxations and in the biomechanics of implant systems.
Since finishing his residency Dr. Bruce has pursued rehabilitation training through the canine rehabilitation certificate program (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee and subsequently opening and acting as director of a rehabilitation program at his previous hospital. He has trained extensively in laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and arthroscopy working as a consultant for Arthrex Vet Systems. Dr. Bruce has lectured both domestically and internationally and is looking forward to bringing his passion for veterinary medicine and his commitment to his patients to the Edmonton area.