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Bryanna and dog

Bryanna Kirkham

Veterinary Technician

I have always loved animals and had many family pets while growing up but was unsure what I could do to work with them on a day-to-day basis. As I was going through high school I was exploring the idea of many different career paths (nursing, x-ray technician, personal training) but nothing seemed to stick.  When I was a year out of high school my childhood dog, Max, suddenly passed away. As sad as this was, it lit a spark in me to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I wanted to make sure I knew how to help animals like him in the future. I graduated from Northern College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2021.  I am so grateful to have been hired as a new graduate at Cambrian Animal Hospital!  My favorite thing about my job is how I am constantly learning something new and getting to see all the wagging tails that walk through the door! What I love most about the clinic is how close-knit our team is and how much fun we have on a day-to-day basis.

I am an aspiring RVT and so I am planning to write my National Registration Exam in the very near future to achieve my registration.  An area of veterinary medicine that interests me the most is emergency medicine. I like the idea of the quick pace, seeing a large variety of unique cases and being kind of a detective investigating what is going on with each patient.

I have two pets, my dog Charlie (pictured) and my kitten Lily. A fun fact about me is I love to travel and plan on doing as much of it as I can in the future.

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Rescue Dogs: Overcoming Unwanted Behaviours

Since the COVID pandemic has arrived in Canada (and around the world), we have seen a spike in pet adoptions. This is an amazing thing – for the new pet owner and for the pet.  However, one of the other spikes we see on an almost daily basis at the hospital is the need for new owner to attach “a story” to their pet's behaviours – particularly in the instance of “rescue” dogs.  In rescue situations, many of the dogs arrive with unknown histories and many of the dogs demonstrate specific or generalized fear and anxiety.

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Last updated: June 16, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are excited to allow clients in again, however please be patient as we must continue to disinfect all surfaces between appointments. As we work to care for our beloved patients, please be kind. Any abuse towards our staff will not be tolerated and will result in denial of service.

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Cambrian Animal Hospital