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. Tasha Kean, DVM

Graduating Year:
2008, Atlantic Veterinary College

Joined the Clinic in:
2016

Area of interest:
Feline Care, Preventative Care

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
All cats, all the time

My first pet:
Lefty (Cat)

What I love most about my job:
Building relationships, helping pets feel better, and snuggling kittens

Fun fact about me:
When not at work I try to be out in the mountains hiking. I'm the owner (or is that owned by?) 4 cats.

Dr. Tiffany Lennox, DVM

Graduating Year:
1997, Ontario Veterinary College

Joined the Clinic in:
2015

Area of interest:
Feline practice

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
The clinic is geared for feline patients, and we can give our clients and patients the extra care and time that is needed to provide excellent service and medical attention. It is a low stress environment, staffed by people who truly love cats. I am returning to Killarney Cat Hospital after doing 7 years of canine/feline practice, because of my love for feline specialty practice.

My first pet:
Cat, female spayed, Misty

What I love most about my job:
Feline practice is both challenging and rewarding. I have always loved cats and feline medicine. I love to lean and am interested in alternative medicine. I love watching my patients thrive and healing their illnesses. I love managing senior cats and ensuring that they have an excellent quality of life in their golden years.

Fun fact about me:
I am the Mom of 2 wonderful boys, and have a cat at home named Willie Wonka. I enjoy yoga and hiking in the mountains, as well as travel.

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

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Danielle Gautreau

Joined the Clinic in:
2016

Area of interest:
Nutrition and behaviour

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
The amazing team that I work with! I am so grateful for being able to work in such a positive, supportive environment where everyone truly has the best interest of the animals at heart. This is the most feline friendly practice I have ever been to and the difference it makes to our feline patients is super evident, After completing my vet tech practicum here I now love working with Cats

My first pet:
Minnie (Black Cat), Bogie (Grey and white cat), and Sam (German Shepherd)

What I love most about my job:
I love making both clients and patients happy. Nothing is better than seeing a happy face when you are able to help a sick kitty feel better

Fun fact about me:
I have loved animals since I was very little and I have always dreamed of working in Veterinary medicine. I have 2 cats: a 1 year old Orange/ white maine coon cross named Henry and a 2 year old Black domestic shorthair named Bad Kitty, A mouse named Marco Polo, A 7 year old Portuguese Water Dog named Bella, and a 2 month old 3/4 Great Dane 1/4 Great Pyrenees named Nike. Animals are definitely the focal point of my life, I have always had pets. When I'm not working I love playing with my cats, walking large packs of dogs at the park, Training dogs, crocheting, and shopping for new toys and goodies for all my fur babies

Kim Esau

Graduating Year:
2009

Joined the Clinic in:
2015

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
That we are a gold level cat friendly practice certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We also work closely with the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society, an organization I love to support.

My first pet:
Although I grew up with a family dog, ever since I can remember I wanted a kitten. I asked my parents year after year but the answer was always 'Dad's allergic.' When I was 12 years old I stared asking for a pet snake instead, my mom trying to compromise, said I could get a kitten instead. Whooo hoo!!! Apparently Dad was not allergic but used that as an excuse to not allow me my kitten. I guess in the end he liked cats better than snakes or being constantly pestered about it by his daughter. Daisy was a medium haired black kitten with a white spot on her chest. We spent 15 inseparable years together until she passed away a few years ago. She was with me through junior and senior high school, college and my wedding. She holds a very dear spot in my heart.

What I love most about my job:
When I come to work everyday I know I am surrounded by cats (the best part), my co-workers who love cats as much as I do, and some of the most amazing clients and people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I feel like I have finally found my people!

Fun fact about me:
I currently share my home with my husband and our four cats: Sneaker, a 17 year old DSH brown tabby who is being held together by many pills. Sonny, a 13 year old DSH orange tabby with asthma and FeLV. Margaret (named after Margaret Mead), a 10 month old seal point Siamese who we nicknamed 'Hurricane.' And Jane (named after Jane Goodall), a 10 month old black and white DSH who is the most intelligent cat I have ever met! On my spare time I like to bird watch and explore in our beautiful Calgary parks, garden, crochet, and read.

Animal Care Assistant Team

Alex, Part Time Kennel Assistant

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!

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!

Client Care Representative Team

Allison Gammage

Joined the Clinic in:
2015

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
I live in a feline friendly home and my workplace is feline only. I guess you could say I have a soft spot for cats!

What I love most about my job:
I love working with people and animals. I grew up wanting to be in the veterinary industry, it was just of a matter of when and how. I often seek the affection of a nice pooch but enjoy the calming atmosphere of a cat only clinic.

Fun fact about me:
I have 2 kitties, Misfit and Abnormal. I absolutely spoil them. I like to knit and crochet, eclectic music, draw/colour and of course, I enjoy a good book. I have a background in Radio Broadcasting, a flair for written poetry and a unique taste in film.

Courtney Kuehn

Joined the Clinic in:
2015

My favourite thing about the Clinic:
I love seeing all the patients! Everyday I learn something new!

My first pet:
Emma - Calico Feline

What I love most about my job:
I get my daily dose of cats "Meow" and am able to play with all my feline friends.

Fun fact about me:
Strong Wisconsin accent. This is my first Canadian job and I could not be happier! Who wouldn't want to work at a Cat Hospital! 99% of the photos I take are of my cats.