Andrew Reid BSc DVM
Raised in Manitoba, attended university in Calgary and Saskatoon, graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Andrew practiced in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Sechelt, BC before coming to Kamloops in 2006 to join TRU’s Animal Health Technology program as an instructor. Andrew returned to active practice in 2012 at the Valleyview Veterinary Clinic before venturing off to begin Oriole Road Animal Hospital. He has a lovely partner in fellow veterinarian Fiona and three amazing children. They share a dog, cat, rabbit and a few fish. Andrews interests include internal medicine, diagnostic imaging and surgery. “One of the most satisfying aspects of the job is hearing of and seeing the relationship owners have with their pets. How important they are to us and we to them.”
Fiona Reid BSc BVSc
Born, raised and educated in New Zealand, Fiona graduated in 1994 from Massey University with a Veterinary Degree and began practice in rural New Zealand. Fiona has worked in the UK and Hong Kong before moving to Canada in 2003. Shortly thereafter Fiona and Andrew began their family of 3, enjoying the many animals that find their way into their home.Fiona’s interests include surgery, medicine and exotics, like rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice. “I enjoy the diversity and challenges that veterinary practice provides, I find great reward in being able to make a difference to the health and comfort of my furry patients, so they and their families can get the most out of life with each other.”
Christine Friesen RVT
Chris joins Oriole Road Animal Hospital with 8 years of experience in small animal veterinary medicine. She graduated from Thompson Rivers University as a Registered Veterinary Technologist and has worked in a variety of small animals hospitals including a veterinary dental specialist. “When caring for our client’s pets my approach is first and foremost to treat them as though they were my own.” Chris has a special interest in dentistry, laboratory diagnostics and excellence in nursing care. “I am very excited to welcome all of our new clients and look forward to becoming a partner in their pets health and wellness.” Chris lives in Kamloops with her husband, three dogs and one cat.
Denise Hitt RVT
Denise has been an active member in the dog community within Kamloops, teaching obedience and pet first aid classes for more than 20 years, and since graduating from TRU in 2007 has enjoyed interacting with clients and their companions as a Registered Veterinary Technologist. Denise has a special interest in educating clients on behaviour/training, nutrition and preventative medicine. “Every pet is unique, by observing what is normal for your pet…you will notice when they are not themselves, and can intervene quicker.” I am excited to build and grow with the team at Oriole Road Animal Hospital, a wise teacher once said, “finding your passion is great…finding people who will support that passion is unbeatable.”