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.
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—she started volunteering here at the hospital when she was only in the ninth grade!
At the age of 12, Emily began volunteering with the Kamloops SPCA and also took weekly horse-riding lessons at a local ranch. After high school, she was accepted into the Animal Health Technology program at the University College of the Cariboo (now, Thompson Rivers University). Emily graduated with her diploma in 2004 and returned here to Kamloops Veterinary Clinic, where she’s remained ever since. Medically, Emily is very fond of orthopedic surgery work 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 met her husband after he had completed some work here at the hospital back in 2006. They were married in 2011 and welcomed their first child in 2012. Emily and her husband are expecting again: their next little one is due in early 2016! Along with her husband and son, Emily shares her home with a chocolate Lab named Abby and three cats who go by Bud, Mack, and Chuckie. She also has several rescued pets who live on her parents’ farm: Lucy, a Doberman/coonhound mix; Taz, a Lab mix rescued at Christmastime; Molly, a Border collie found on the streets; five cats; two ex-racehorses; a Quarter horse; and an Arabian horse.
When she has time between work and her busy family life, Emily enjoys exercising regularly; she managed to lose every ounce of her baby weight after having her first child. In the spring of 2014, she even competed in a women’s strength competition!
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