Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
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.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. When the doctor is ready for your appointment, a staff member will come out and let you know.
We are happy to say that as of July 14th, we are now able to allow ONE member of your household to accompany your pet inside for their examination, as long as you bring a mask of your own to wear while inside the clinic.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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