We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
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 May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. 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. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
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
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
With recent operation changes, we have decided to close for lunch daily between 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. This closure ensures our staff gets a much-needed break and a chance to reorganize orders and catch up.
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