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Emily, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Emily and her family moved from Victoria to Kamloops in 1991 and began bringing their pets to Kamloops Veterinary Clinic shortly afterward. Having always had a special connection with animals, Emily knew that she wanted to work directly with pets one day and she started volunteering here at the clinic when she was only in the ninth grade!

At the age of 12, Emily began volunteering with the Kamloops SPCA and took weekly horse-riding lessons at a local ranch. After high school, she was accepted into the Animal Health Technology program at the College of the Cariboo (now, Thompson Rivers University). Emily graduated with her diploma in 2004 and returned here to Kamloops Veterinary Clinic, where she has remained ever since. She has also done some work for our sister clinic, The Kamloops Large Clinic. Medically, Emily is very fond of emergency medicine, orthopedic surgeries, exploratory surgeries, and also loves performing blood transfusions. She was instrumental in starting the clinic’s blood-donor program and was even featured in the local Kamloops newspaper with her two dogs shortly after launching the initiative! Emily absolutely loves patient care and being there for your pets during their hospital stay.

Emily met her husband after he had completed some work here at the hospital back in 2006. They were married in 2011, welcomed their first son in 2012 and a second son in 2016. Along with her husband and 2 boys, Emily shares her home with a chocolate Lab named Remy and her new chocolate lab puppy, Ava! Sadly, she had to say goodbye to her beautiful lab, Abby, that she rescued when she was surrendered to the vet clinic 12 years ago. She also has four rescue cats Chuckie, Mario, Diddy and Gilmore. She also owns a Quarter horse named Tanner.

When she has time between work and her busy family life, she loves horseback riding, hiking with her boys and dogs, watching her boys play hockey and coaching her son’s soccer team!

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Last updated: March 23, 2021

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