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.”
Kathryn Welsman DVM
Kathryn graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007. She worked in Ontario for a few months prior to moving to B.C. for her husband’s job. She practiced emergency medicine in Langley for several years while completing a distance diploma in Veterinary Public Health from the University of Sydney. The family relocated to the Kamloops area and she has worked as a small animal veterinarian for the past few years. She was on the board of directors for 7 years of the Langley Animal Protection Society and is on the editorial committee for the West Coast Veterinarian magazine. Kathryn’s strengths lie in medicine cases with a particular focus on shelter medicine, emergency care, ultrasound imaging and working dog issues. Kathryn and her husband have two kids, two horses and two cats to keep life interesting!
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.”
Kim Moffat RVT
Kim graduated from TRU in 2014 with a BSc in Animal Biology and a Registered Veterinary Technologist. Kim has spent a number of years working at the BCSPCA before joining us. With this she brings great animal handling skills and is a strong advocate for the humane treatment of all species. Kim’s interests are in Anesthesia and Pain control, and she is always looking to improve her skills! Travel is also a passion and she has managed to incorporate that with her work when she went to Joplin, Missouri after the tornado and most recently helping with the wildfires of 2017.
Catherine Jelenic RVT
Catherine graduated from TRU in 2010, but began her journey towards becoming a RVT as a teenager working in clinics. Catherine enjoys performing dental assessments and cleaning and says “there is no better feeling than reuniting pet with their family, knowing that they are healthy and happy.” On her down time, she can be found exploring the outdoors with her family; which, aside from the humans, consists of 2 dogs and 2 cats.