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Dr. Susan McGillivray

Veterinarian

Dr. Susan McGillivray grew up on a cattle ranch south of Kamloops, and almost every day of her childhood involved animal care. Ever since she was little, Dr. McGillivray has wanted to make animals’ lives better; she gets to do just that as a member of the Kamloops Veterinary Clinic team.

After high school, Dr. McGillivray attended Cariboo College for a year before moving to Saskatoon and completing a year of post-secondary education at the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. She was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, earning her DVM in 1994, and then completed a small animal medical and surgical internship at Virginia-Maryland Polytechnic University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr. McGillivray then relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado to work and study at Colorado State University’s Small Animal Medicine department before moving back to Canada in 1996.

Dr. McGillivray first worked here at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic as a summer student in 1990, then returned in 1998 to work as an Associate Veterinarian. In 2012, Dr. McGillivray began working part-time with Dr. Davies; she particularly enjoys small-animal care, internal medicine, and helping to strengthen and enhance the special bonds between pets and their loving owners.

Dr. McGillivray and her husband Jason, who is a large-animal veterinarian, have three children and are raising them on the ranch that Dr. McGillivray grew up on. They keep a herd of Angus cattle, several ranch horses, and a small flock of Dorset ewes. The McGillivray’s also share their home with two dogs and two indoor cats, as well as a guardian dog that protects the sheep.

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Last updated: July 9, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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