Dr. Carissa Tong attended veterinary school at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Following practice in London, she moved to the US to complete an Emergency and Critical Care specialty internship in Wisconsin. She completed her residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists and passed her board-certifying exam in September 2021.
Dr. Tong enjoys the unpredicted challenges of emergency medicine as well as the complexity of critically ill ICU patients. Her professional interests include respiratory diseases, mechanical ventilation and respiratory emergencies, anesthetic management of critically ill patients, and the management of sepsis.
Outside of work, Dr. Tong enjoys hiking, exploring the local restaurants in Edmonton, and spending time hanging out with her cats, Luna and Willow.