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Dr. Steele teamed up with Dr. Fotsch and started Ospika Animal Hospital originally named All Mobile Vet Services. They began doing large animal house calls and small animal medicine. In 2005 the practice name became Ospika Animal Hospital and changed its focus primarily to Small Animal care. The Hospital has evolved to have several associate veterinarians, who bring with them a wealth of knowledge. Our focus continues to be care, comfort and quality veterinary medicine for our clients and patients.
Dr. Kim Swift
Dr. Swift has been with Ospika Animal Hospital since her graduation from WCVM in 2001. She grew up in Prince George and chose to begin her career here. She enjoys travelling, playing at the lake, and spending time with her daughter Claire and husband Rob. Dr. Swift has also added dogs Tucker, Zoe and Brownie to her family. Dr. Swift has a special interest in orthopedics surgeries.
Dr. Jennifer McLachlan
Dr. McLachlan began at Ospika Animal Hospital as a high school student and returned after graduating from WCVM in 2005. Dr. McLachlan and husband Brian spend time enjoying their four children,their cat named Chubby Chicken Burger, and their recently adopted Boston Terrier, Bella. She has a soft spot for pocket pets and for senior animals. She has taken home 2 'unadoptable' senior cats with kidney disease and given them a wonderful, loving home for their remaining time.
Dr. Rebecca MacLellan
Dr. MacLellan is a 2014 graduate from Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr MacLellan has a particular interest in surgery and has learned several complicated soft tissue surgeries since she joined us. She and her dogs Kai and Ned are loving the outdoor recreation in Prince George, and they often travel around BC to enjoy different hiking spots. She also shares her home with cats Kiki and Miko. Dr. MacLellan enjoys seeing exotic animals such as small mammals, rabbits and reptiles.
Dr. Janelle Merritt
Dr. Merritt came to Ospika after graduation from WCVM in 2009. Her household quickly grew to include husband Dan, their 2 sons Dylan and Connor, 3 dogs and 2 cats. She adores her Boston Terriers, Jersey and Riggs, her Mastiff X, Booth, and cats, Sirachi and Diamond. Dr. Merritt has grown up in the Prince George area and been involved in Sled Dog racing with her family. Dr. Merritt has continued her education by becoming an excellent orthopedic surgeon. Her main focus is on TPLO surgeries and fracture repairs.
Dr. Marina Mann
We are very happy to welcome Dr. Mann back to our team. Dr. Mann graduated from WCVM in 2015. She is from Prince George, and worked at Ospika Animal Hospital throughout high school and then during her veterinary studies. We are so glad she has decided to return to us and is an exceptional and compassionate veterinarian. Dr. Mann loves all small animals and has a special interest in ophthalmology. Her pet family currently includes a cat, Penny, a very large Lab mix named Sarge, an adopted Shepherd mix named Eddie, and two horses Alto and Sandy.
Dr. Carly Legault
Dr. Legault is our newest veterinarian on staff, although she has been with us for several years. Dr. Legault worked with us before being accepted to WCVM, throughout her veterinary studies, and we are so pleased that she is returning to us after graduating. We are excited to see where her career takes her! Dr. Legault is pictured here at her WCVM graduation with her adopted cat, Finn.