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Kim Esau

Kim Esau

Registered Veterinary Technologist

I graduated in 2009 and joined the clinic in 2015. My favourite thing about the clinic is 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.

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 started asking for a pet snake. Instead, my mom trying to compromise, said I could get a kitten instead. 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 is that when I come to work every day, 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 myself is that I currently share my home with my husband and our four cats: Sneaker, a 17-year-old Domestic Shorthair brown tabby, who is being held together by many pills. Sonny, a 13-year-old Domestic Shorthair 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 Domestic Shorthair, 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.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are 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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

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

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Killarney Cat Hospital