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Sandra

Client Care Representative

Sandra chose the veterinary field due to her love of animals and wanting to help them. Sandra graduated in 2002 as a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) at the College of the Cariboo (now, Thomas Rivers University).

After working for 11 years as an RVT on the coast, Sandra became very passionate about animal behaviour. She has spent many years, not only becoming certified as a professional dog trainer using positive reinforcement, but also taking many other courses in behaviour. She graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy and is a certified training partner through them as a professional dog trainer (KPA-CTP) (2018). She has completed the following courses; Puppy Start Right for Instructors (KPA); Shelter Training and Enrichment (KPA); Low Stress Handling -Certified Silver (Sophia Yin); Fear Free Professional (Dog Trainer), and has completed the Masters Course - Aggression in dogs (International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants) (IAABC). At this time, she is working on the following courses; Separation Anxiety for Dogs (IAABC); Scent Work for Dogs (The School of Canine Science); and Better Vet Visits (KPA).

Besides working on behaviour courses, Sandra has gone to many conferences on the coast and in Las Vegas learning about animal behaviour. What Sandra loves most about her job is talking with clients about their furry kids and getting some puppy cuddles.

Fun fact about Sandra is that she lived in Seville, Spain for four months and studied Flamenco Dance!

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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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Last updated: March 18, 2022

Dear Clients,

We are currently recommending masks be worn at all times in the clinic but they are not required for entry. We are allowing 2 members of the pet's family inside our exam rooms as long as a mask is worn while in the exam room, physical distancing guidelines are followed, hand sanitizer is used and you do not have COVID, cold or flu symptoms. 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

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
Sunday: Closed
*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