We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Dr. Rebeccah Stewart

Veterinarian

Dr. Rebeccah Stewart’s father is a mixed-animal veterinarian, and from a young age, Dr. Stewart knew that she wanted to follow in his footsteps. For her, veterinary medicine is simply the perfect combination of her fascination with science and her adoration for animals!

Dr. Stewart is originally from Merritt, British Columbia. She moved to Kamloops to earn her undergraduate degree in animal biology at Thompson Rivers University, taking a year off in between her studies to travel throughout New Zealand, Australia, southeastern Asia, and Europe. Upon returning to Canada, Dr. Stewart attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, graduating with her veterinary degree in 2011. She worked for three years in a Saskatchewan mixed-animal practice after graduation, then joined the Kamloops Veterinary Clinic family in the fall of 2014.

Dr. Stewart has particular interests in ophthalmology, soft-tissue surgery, and animal behaviour; for her, helping a client with a challenging behaviour case is extremely gratifying. Dr. Stewart is also fond of the wide variety her career brings—in the same day, she can do a consult with a new puppy owner, check a ferret for ear mites, and give a bird a nail trim!

At home, Dr. Stewart lives with her husband, Chad, whom she met during her undergraduate studies. They have a young daughter, Annabelle, who loves to visit her mother at work and see all the patients. The family shares their lives with a chocolate Lab named Hank who enjoys playing “vacuum cleaner” under Annabelle’s high chair.

As a family, the Stewarts enjoy camping, hiking, and horseback riding in the great outdoors. Dr. Stewart also likes doing yoga to relax.

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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.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Last updated: Monday, May 25, 2020

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. Please bring a cell phone to your appointment. If you don't have a cell phone, please let us know and we will email you a history form to fill out prior to your appointment. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 250.374.1485. Be prepared to wait in your vehicle until our exam room is ready for your visit. Our team will arrange to meet you at the front door or at your vehicle. Please transfer your pet without any accoutrements (no clothing, toys, or other accessories). All cats must come in carriers. The doctor will call you on your cell phone to discuss the treatment plan.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
With recent operation changes, we have decided to close for lunch daily between 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. This closure ensures our staff gets a much-needed break and a chance to reorganize orders and catch up. Thank you for your understanding!

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic