Killarney Cat Hospital

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About Us

Our goal is to ensure each of your cats live a longer, healthier life. Our Calgary veterinary team believes one of the best things you can do for your felines to keep them healthy is preventative veterinary medicine such as wellness & vaccination programs. We understand that you want the best possible care for your cat and will do all that we can for your pet’s health to reach an optimal level.

Veterinarian Team

Dr. Carl Hannigan, BVMS

Graduating Year:
1968, Glasgow Veterinary School

Joined the Clinic in:
2009

Area of interest:
Felines

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
All of the cats.

My first pet:
Bing

What I love most about my job:
Getting to practice veterinary medicine.

Dr. Destinee Dummer

Graduating Year:
2009

Joined the Clinic in:
2013

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
Felines only.

My first pet:
"Puffer" a beautiful long-haired grey cat that my sister and I dressed up in doll clothes and carried around everywhere

What I love most about my job:
I have always had a huge soft spot for cats. I love that my job involves interacting with them all day long.

Fun fact about me:
I've worked with Tasmanian Devils in Australia, measuring the spread of a contagious cancer that is threatening their survival. I have an adopted orphan elephant in Kenya. I enjoy including a visit to animal rescue centers when I am out traveling the world.

Dr. Liz Bolton

Graduating Year:
2007, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Joined the Clinic in:
2013

Area of interest:
feline internal medicine, geriatrics, behavior, pain management, emergency/critical care

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
At KCH we give cats the respect they deserve as unique individuals and tailor our handling and our medicine accordingly to provide each with the best possible care while minimizing patient stressors.

My first pet:
Cottontail, a black and white Domestic Shorthair

What I love most about my job:
I have always felt an affinity for cats, puzzles, continual learning, and service. As a veterinarian, I am honored to be able to provide service to clients and patients while solving medical puzzles and learning new things every day!

Fun fact about me:
- I am currently in the process of obtaining my ABVP Board Certification in Feline Medicine - I have a degree in English as well as my veterinary degree. In my free time, I enjoy classic literature and the theater. - I have four senior cats: Scout, Anya, Raven, and Mr. Bananas

Clinic Manager Team

Julie Osiowy

Graduating Year:
If I answer this you will know my age...

Joined the Clinic in:
2014

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
Our clients and patients! They are fantastic. I love getting to meet new people and kitties and of course see our long term clients and furry friends as well!

My first pet:
Lucy a perfect little grey, black and peach Tabby.

What I love most about my job:
I LOVE animals, and working here there is always something new to learn. I am never bored and have an amazing team to work with! What more could you want really??

Fun fact about me:
Hmmmm...it's not really a secret, but I guess I lead a bit of a double life. I am also a musician. I am the lead singer of a band here in Calgary "Rosewood". I have been singing on stage since I was about 12, I recorded my first demo at the age of 16 and have been with this band now for about 4 years. We have had the opportunity to play for a lot of amazing events, even performing for the Premier and opening for some bigger acts. In the summer of 2013 we recorded our first original EPK (which can be found on iTunes (wink, wink*). I also have a posse of black cats at home Alley, Betty and Elvis and an adorable Toy Rat Terrier named "Dolly" who thinks she is a cat. :)

Taystee, Assistant Manager

Joined the Clinic in:
2014

Area of interest:
Nutrition, aka stalking dropped food.

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
8am and 4pm (breakfast and dinner) and of course spending hours and hours in my bed.

My first pet:
My giraffe Kong Kickaroo

What I love most about my job:
Enforcing staff breaks for mandatory pets and brushing.

Fun fact about me:
I'm round but I've lost weight since I have been here! I keep looking for it in empty dishes. In the evenings I survey my territory and you may be privileged enough to spot me. My favourite toy is a string on a stick. I especially enjoy it because it makes the humans work harder than I do, and that is important when you are an assistant manager. My mortal enemy is the recycling man. He is very loud and disrupts my slumber. Some people say I have a catnip addiction, I however think I can stop whenever I want. Which is never.

Veterinarian Technician Team

Emily Jamnicky

Graduating Year:
2015

Joined the Clinic in:
2015

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
All the cats :) and all the staff members.

My first pet:
AJ

What I love most about my job:
Helping people and their cats.

Fun fact about me:
I have a 20 year old cat whom I've had all my life!

Kim Esau

Graduating Year:
2009

Joined the Clinic in:
2015

Area of interest:
I have always had a soft spot for the senior cats.

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
Everyone who walks through the doors at KCH including our entire team and every cat owner is so passionate about cats! What a fantastic group of people (at cats!) to be around everyday!

My first pet:
Daisy, my little puddy tat.

What I love most about my job:
Making a positive difference in the lives of cats and their owners!

Fun fact about me:
I currently have two senior cats, Sneaker and Sonny. My love of cats has always been an important part of my identity, I collect cat memorabilia and have portrait tattoos of Daisy and Sneaker (so far!). Working in a feline exclusive veterinary practice feels like home to me. In my spare time (always with the company of a cat) I like to garden, crochet, and read.

Morgan Traverse, RAHT BSc

Graduating Year:
2014

Joined the Clinic in:
2014

Area of interest:
Feline Medicine

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
I love working at a cat only clinic.

My first pet:
Mickey, Pony

What I love most about my job:
I love fostering kittens for AARCS.

Fun fact about me:
I was originally a wildlife biologist and eventually my love for animals brought me to the veterinary field. I am from Kamloops, BC and moved to Calgary in June 2014. My partner, Stuart, and I currently own two cats, Mook and Honey Bee, and two gerbils, Gallifrey and Jean Ralphio.

Animal Care Assistant Team

Alex

Joined the Clinic in:
2014

Area of interest:
Veterinary medicine

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
I love how its more of a family environment. I come to work I'm happy and look ford to my day!

My first pet:
Hamster, Shea

What I love most about my job:
I love that I get be part of something good even though I only help out with small things like cleaning. I enjoy knowing that my job has a little bit more meaning. I would never know if I liked something until I tried it!

Fun fact about me:
I have taken the veterinarian summer camp twice with the University of Calgary. I have a two and a half year old hamster named Luna which is the longest living hamster I have every had! When I was younger my mother and I were hamster breeders. I have had a passion for the art of veterinary medicine every since I could speak and have always wanted to become a veterinarian. I hope to open up a practice hopefully on Vancouver Island when I'm older. As a hobby I enjoy musical theatre I have done a summer camp twice and also for junior high I attended an art school were I performed at Vertigo Theatre twice (years 8 & 9) and the Jubilee Auditorium twice (also year 8 & 9.) I am a crazy fun loving person and absolutely love the opportunity that I was given in being able to work here!

Sydney Kirsch, BSc

Graduating Year:
2016, University of Calgary

Joined the Clinic in:
2015

Area of interest:
Feline Medicine

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
Working with my favourite animal every day and gaining experience in feline medicine.

My first pet:
Rollo, the biggest grey fluff of a cat.

What I love most about my job:
Doing my best to help our clients and their cats.

Fun fact about me:
I was initially enrolled in engineering at the UofC, though I quickly transferred into zoology in order to pursue my passion for animals. I love sports - I have been snowboarding since I was 5 years old, played volleyball throughout jr. high/high school and participated in club beach volleyball. It took me 20 years to finally get my own kitty and he (Rollo) quickly stole my heart. I often refer to him as my "sweet baby boy".

Client Care Representative Team

Kristi Hartnett

Graduating Year:
2002

Joined the Clinic in:
2014

Area of interest:
Surgery

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
The atmosphere: clients and staff are all treated like family!

My first pet:
Hammy the Hamster

What I love most about my job:
Working with people and their pets. I enjoy strengthening the bond people have with their pets and encouraging them share stories about them.

Fun fact about me:
I am an avid runner, I have run many marathons including Boston. I went to school for interior design then decided to get into the vet field as that is what I truly love. I don't have any children so my two kittens 'Mouse' and 'Mishka' are the substitutes.