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Meet the Team

Our Team

veterinary_team_RGB   Dr Fiona and Dr Andrew with Hopperton and Rupert

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.”

Denise Hitt RVT

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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 M., Registered Veterinary Technologist

Kim graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 2014 with both a BSc in Animal Biology and as 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 analgesia (pain control), and she is always looking to improve her skills! The profession is perfect for her as she enjoys the hands-on aspects and the continual learning. Travel is also a passion of hers (she often dreams of new countries to visit, and has many trip destinations in mind). She has done extensive training to help animals and their owners during natural disasters, and in addition to this training she has managed to incorporate her love of travel with her work when she went to Joplin, Missouri after the tornado in 2011, and is often found helping out with the animals of forest fire evacuees in the province.

Alisa L., Registered Veterinary Technologist


Alisa came to Kamloops originally from Penticton as a student to attend the vet tech program. She graduated from TRU (back then it was called Caribou College) in 1993. She met her husband here and decided to call Kamloops home and has been here ever since. She started working in small animal practice upon graduating for the first 21 years and then went into a large animal practice for 8yrs. She did a variety of jobs through that time from tech/reception to admin and even tried a stint as a phlebotomist for humans at Royal Inland Hospital. She found she was missing the tech experience of working hands on with small animals and decided in was time to go back and subsequently joined the dynamic team at Oriole Road Animal Hospital in Jan 2022. “It has been an amazing journey and I have learned so much over the years. Some days can be tough but those are the times I remember why I chose to go into this profession- to be a part of the pursuit to keep pets healthy and allow them, and the people who love them, to have the best quality of life together”. Alisa has 2 children of her own with her husband of 30 years and 3 pet children. A horse (of course!), a crazy energetic shepherd, and one quirky cat.

Emma D., Registered Veterinary Technologist

Emma is originally from Langley but moved to Kamloops in 2021 to start her schooling journey to become a veterinary technician. Emma graduated from the veterinary technician program at Thompson Rivers University in 2022 and has been working at Oriole Road Animal Hospital ever since. Growing up, Emma was an avid participant in the 4-H program showing a variety of projects from rabbits to beef cattle. She has always had a passion for animal care and knew she had to work with animals for her career. In her free time Emma can be found hanging out with her rescue pup Boone, her rabbit Alfie and the rest of the zoo that rule her home!

Jen L., Client Care Specialist

Jen had always loved being around animals and imagined working in the veterinary field one day. She joined Oriole Road Animal Hospital in January 2022 after some time in customer service and management. “Each day I come to the clinic, I have the opportunity to help provide the best care for each patient and ensure every client knows how deeply we care. I’m grateful to connect with your pets and our community every day”. Jen was born and raised in Kamloops, and has always been very family oriented. Her household includes cats as her primary companions, however she currently has 4 Bernese Mountain Dogs, 4 cats and a horse (and a vacuum that works overtime!). In her spare time you can find Jen out at the farm riding her horse and out in the trails walking her dogs, often with friends!