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Mariko

Veterinary Assistant
Mariko has been working at Kamloops Vet Clinic since May 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant and Client Care Representative. She has been in the veterinary industry for over 10 years; helping pets have better quality lives and their owners give them the best care possible fills her metaphorical bucket. Working with animals has always been her purpose and she found her passion fulfilled when she stepped into veterinary medicine. Mariko is drawn to physical therapy and canine behaviour cases - assisting our patients have less stressful vet visits makes her day. Mariko adores the Kamloops Vet Clinic and how compassionate and caring the team is to clients, patients and each other. Fun Fact: When she is not at the clinic (a rare occurrence), you can find her out on the farm with her two XL dogs, adorable cat and three horses. On the even rarer days when she cannot be outside you will find her nose buried in a book.

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What You Need to Know About Kennel Cough

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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