At the age of 16, Melanie took a part-time job in a veterinary clinic on a whim, as she thought it would be an interesting position and she’d always had a soft spot for animals. Little did she know that her decision would affect her for many years to come! Melanie has now been working with pets as a veterinary professional for over 30 years.
A native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Melanie started her veterinary journey as a kennel assistant during high school and soon transitioned into vet assistant and reception work. She stayed at that practice for nearly nine years, before moving to Kamloops. When she heard about an open position here at the clinic from former coworkers of hers, she jumped at the chance to apply and has been a member of the Kamloops Veterinary Clinic family since the fall of 2006.
Melanie’s favourite part of her job is witnessing the positive interactions between pets and their owners firsthand when they are visiting the clinic. Helping to build trusting relationships with our clients and their pets, supporting our team to help build on positive hospital visits and creating the confidence with our clients that we thrive on giving the highest standard of care is what she describes as one of the most enjoyable parts of her job.
At home, Melanie enjoys the company of her husband and two busy teenage kids, as well as their silly boxer rescue named Frankie and her best friend “Kitty”, a chubby orange cat who does truly seem to believe he is a dog.
When she has a spare moment between work and her busy family life, Melanie enjoys walking and hiking in all the different beautiful areas that Kamloops has to offer, as well as exploring the multiple lakes on her paddle board.