Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Growing up on Vancouver Island, Dr. Paula Davies was surrounded by animals from an early age. Her father taught science, and he was constantly bringing home creatures of all sorts for rehabilitation. When her dad brought home a puppy one day when she was in the third grade, Dr. Davies’ mind was made up — she was going to dedicate her life to bettering the lives of animals by becoming a veterinarian!
After completing her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and microbiology, Dr. Davies attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She worked at two different practices in B.C., then locumed in the Kamloops area before joining the Kamloops Veterinary Clinic in 2006. Dr. Davies holds diplomat status from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine and feline practice, an achievement she earned in 2008.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Davies holds special interests in surgery, geriatric care, complex medical cases, and emergency medicine. She enjoys being an integral part of a pet owner’s decision-making process—at the end of the day, she knows she’s done her job if a pet parent is satisfied! Dr. Davies also likes working alongside her well-rounded and capable team members every day.
Outside of work, Dr. Davies enjoys mountain biking. In the winter she trades in her bike for a pair of skis. She also loves spending time with her own pets at home. Her furry family includes Scarlet, a cat who tries to get Dr. Davies’ undivided attention by planting herself in front of the computer screen; Spencer, a cat who enjoys going on walks with Dr. Davies and her husband; a Boston terrier named Sammy; and Emma, a mixed-breed puppy who resembles a black bear wearing a white mask.
Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection, that can be caused by a variety of different viruses and bacteria. The kennel cough vaccine available is able to protect against one of the most common sources of kennel cough, but just like with our human influenza vaccine, it cannot cover every strain.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 14, 2020 one member of the pet's family will be allowed inside our clinic as long as a mask is worn while inside and physical distancing guidelines are followed. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. When the doctor is ready for your appointment, a staff member will come out and let you know.
We are happy to say that as of July 14th, we are now able to allow ONE member of your household to accompany your pet inside for their examination, as long as you bring a mask of your own to wear while inside the clinic.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS ARE BACK TO NORMAL
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are no longer closed over the lunch hour.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic