Welcome to the Cat Hospital of Kamloops

We are the only cat hospital in British Columbia east of Vancouver. We are a full service hospital offering wellness and illness exams, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery (including spay/neuter), dental care and complete diagnostic services. Dr. Sandy, our head veterinarian, has over 40 years’ experience and has worked extensively to create a cat-friendly and owner-friendly environment..


We are proud to offer thorough dental exams and x-rays to our clients. Dental disease is one of the main causes of other diseases in cats, so it’s important to have frequent dental care.


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Professional Affiliations

College of Veterinarians of BC (CVBC)

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

American Association of Feline Practitioners

International Association of Cat Doctors

American Academy of Veterinary Nutritionists

Kamloops Academy of Veterinary Medicine

Member of the Academy of Feline Inaugural since 1975


FOR EMERGENCIES:

If your cat is experiencing an emergency situation, please be advised that Dr. Sandy is available 24/7 to provide emergency services. Please call Bengal-1111 (236-425-1111).

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Our Services

Whether your cat needs vaccinations, dental care, deworming or you’re going on holiday and want to board your cat, the Cat Hospital has you covered. We offer a wide variety of services for the care of your cat, including:

  • Pharmacy
  • Prescription diets
  • Blood testing
  • Electrocardiography
  • Whole body x-rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Dental x-rays
  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Intensive care hospitalization
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Infrared thermal imaging

Our services are the cat’s meow!

Education:
1971: Graduate Ontario Veterinary College
1971-present: approximately 50 hours per year of continuing education
1973 ASIF: 5 day orthopedic course


Employment:
1971-1993: owner/designated veterinarian Richmond Animal Hospital
(1980 achieved and, until sale, maintained AAHA status at RAH)
1975-1985: owner Richmond Animal Training Centre
1980-1985: regular locum for Animal Emergency Clinic of Vancouver
1980-1990: head veterinarian Stanley Park Zoo
1990-1992: commercial actor ( Lotto BC , State Farm Insurance )
1991-2007: owner/designated veterinarian The Cat Hospital, West Vancouver,BC
2003-2007: owner Cottage Cat Clinic , North Vancouver,BC
2007-2008: designated veterinarian The Cat Hospital ,West Vancouver ,BC
2008-2015: various Locum tenens in the province of British Columbia
2015- present: Owner/Designated Veterinarian The Cat Hospital of Kamloops, BC


Awards:
Small animal surgery award at graduation
Continuing education awards BCVMA
10 year appreciation award BCVMA
Positions held:
President: Vancouver Academy of Veterinary Medicine 1975(plus vp and secretary)
President: British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association 1988 ( plus years as council member )
Board member: American Association of Feline Practitioners 1986-1992
Charter Fellow: Academy of Feline Medicine – 1988
Director: Academy of Feline Medicine - 1999-2001
Charter Fellow: International Association of Cat Doctors: 2008
President: International Association of Cat Doctors: 2009-2012
Member: American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition: 1980 – present


Papers presented:
Inhalation Therapy in feline respiratory disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease in Cats
Electrocardiography in feline medicine

Media Relations:

Numerous interviews on both radio and TV
Regular guest on BCTV Noon News 1988-1991
Regular guest on Fanny Keiffer Show, Shaw TV


Consulting Positions:
Veterinary Consultant - Walt Disney Productions 1982-1990
Veterinary Consultant - Response Biomedical 1996-1998


Community Relations:
Student learning programs 1971-2007
President Ambleside Merchants Association 1991-1992
Cub leader 1985-1990
Coach -soccer,T-ball, football 1985-1987
Young Indian Princess 1985-1987
Volunteer firefighter, South Green Lake VFD 2004- present


Personal Highlights :
Hawaiian Ironman finisher 1985
Sun Run 10km 1987 35:23 ( PB )
Penticton Ironman finisher 1995, 2005 ( with son )
Ambleside Masters Mile Road race 1994 4:53 ( PB )
Run across Wales in a day (83km) 2002
Boston Marathon ( with eldest daughter) finisher 2003
World Triathlon Championships 2008 : Canadian team member
Canadian Triathlon Championships 2008 ( 3rd in age group)
Canadian Masters Swimming Championships 2012 (3 1st places including Provincial Record in 50 m Free)
BC Provincial swimming Championships 2014 ( 5 first place finishes)
Big Sur marathon (With Son) 2015
Happily married to Jacki
Four adult children : Melony, Andrea, Aaron, Ali
Six grandchildren : Jamieson, William, James, Henry, Benjamin, Thomas

Pet Wellness, Surgery, Boarding, and More

We guarantee services that are the cat’s meow.

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We treat your cat like our own.

The Cat Hospital of Kamloops

1338 Battle St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2N8

236-425-1111

info@thecathospital.ca

SERVICE AREA

Kamloops and Surrounding area


HOURS

Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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