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Stephanie, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technologist

As a child growing up in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Stephanie would always walk, and pet sits neighbours’ dogs. At one time, she was walking 14 different dogs on a daily basis! Walking dogs made here very aware of Fort Nelson’s stray animal problem and it didn’t take long for her to start an animal rescue program. These early experiences taking care of pets made one thing very clear: Stephanie was destined for a career in the animal-care world.

Stephanie attended the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University to earn her degree in veterinary technology. She completed her first practicum right here at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic; shortly after completing her studies, she was offered a job. Stephanie has been a part of the clinic team since June of 2011, and particularly enjoys surgery, client education, laboratory work, emergency medicine and blood transfusions. She even manages the clinic’s blood-transfusion program!

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys hiking, backpacking, travelling, renovating her 1950's era home, gardening, and spending time with her own pets. She and her other half, Sean, share their lives with three pets: Sasha is a water-loving Newfoundland that Stephanie has had since she was a puppy; Chazz is a Rottweiler/shepherd mix who manages to squeeze his 100-pound self into the tiniest areas of the couch; and Enzo is a charming and vocal cat who knows how to sit, lay down, come, and roll over on queue.



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