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Janie, RVT

Lead Registered Veterinary Technologist

Growing up my family always had healthy pets who never needed much for veterinary care, so it was not until I grew up and got my very own first dog "Scout" that I was introduced to veterinary medicine. Scout (a Belgian Shepherd) was born with a multitude of health and behavioral issues. During the first few years of his life we spent a lot of time at the vet clinic which is where I got to see firsthand the exciting life of a veterinary technologist, and I was hooked!

I graduated from the University College of the Cariboo (now, Thompson Rivers University) in the spring of 2000.

My work passions include: medical imaging (x-rays and ultrasounds), Pain Management and Internal Medicine (complicated medical cases). Although I am also always up for scrubbing into surgery or taking on emergency cases.

The things I enjoy most about my job are:

  1. Teaching and passing on my knowledge to the new generation of veterinary technologists
  2. The constant learning

Medicine is always changing; there are now 14 specialties available to veterinary technologists some of which include: emergency/critical care, dentistry, nutrition, internal medicine, zoo med, large animal, clinical practice, exotics, pain management, anesthesia plus others. Working in a general practice allows me to do a little of everything, no two days are the same which keeps my job fun and exciting.

When I am not working, I enjoy fishing, camping and wine tours. My fur family includes a 13-year-old West Highland White Terrier (with an Agility Games title!), a 3-year-old Smooth collie, 2 DSH cats and a 28-year-old box turtle name Jazz.

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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