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Monique

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Much of Monique’s childhood was spent bringing animals home to love and care for. She remembers finding a kitten covered nose to tail in motor oil. The process of bathing, feeding, and helping the poor creature overcome this unfortunate obstacle, stuck with Monique permanently! She’s always known that a career in animal care would be perfect for her.

Monique grew up in Lillooet and Salmon Arm, British Columbia, with her parents and two younger sisters. Her veterinary experience began in the 10th grade when she started volunteering at a local veterinary clinic. She then moved to Kamloops for college, exploring the sciences for two years, before finding her niche in Thompson Rivers University’s Animal Health Technology program. Monique’s hard work landed her right here at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic, where she completed her practicum requirements. She was offered a job shortly after graduating as a registered veterinary technician.

Monique has a particular interest in animal behaviour and enjoys running the clinic’s puppy socialization classes. Helping a client to get off on the right foot with their puppy is extremely rewarding for her! Monique also strives to make each patient’s visit as stress-free as possible by handling pets gently and creating a calm environment.

Monique, her husband, and their young daughter live with several pets of their own. Anori is a mixed-breed dog that Monique’s father saved from the Amazon jungle and sent back on a plane to Canada; Ari is a Border collie mix, whose behavioural issues sparked Monique’s passion for canine behaviour. The family’s four cats were adopted from the SPCA after Monique couldn’t bear to part with them after one month of fostering.

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Marshal Swan

Excellent customer service. My dog was treated very respectfully and friendly as well, it wasn't only towards the humans.

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