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Kassia, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technologist

I began working at Kamloops Veterinary clinic in 2016 as a Kennel Attendant. In 2018, I started the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University and graduated in 2020, and have been working as a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic ever since! I chose the Veterinary field after growing up in a home full of animals and working at trail riding stables. Throughout those years, I assisted in attending to horse wounds and training horses and dogs.

Once I heard of the Animal Health Technology program, I knew I wanted to get my foot in the door with a clinic to see what I was getting into! I couldn’t have asked for a better team to join. The technicians at Kamloops Vet Clinic showed me just how exciting the job of an RVT was, and I had no doubt that was the career path I wanted to follow. As an RVT, I love working alongside our doctors with interesting medical cases. I feel very rewarded after successful blood collections, and after giving animals a positive, fear-free experience. I have recently become a Nutritional Advisor through Royal Canin, and love consulting with clients about their pets’ diet and making a plan together. I am also the main face behind the screen of our social media!

When not at work, I can be found adventuring outdoors with my husband and our two dogs, Harvey and Roscoe! Harvey is a six-year-old Heeler/Shepherd mix and Roscoe is a two-year-old Border Collie/Heeler with only three legs!

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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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