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Lauren Besseling

Client Care Representative

I completed the Veterinary Medical Reception program with distinction at Olds College in 2020. I've always been a cat person, but have never actually owned one myself! I've always lived with at least one person with severe allergies. My current pets are my dachshund mix, Arthas, and my hedgehog, Toast. My first pet was a hamster named Zippy.

I have a special interest in feral cats and TNR programs. In my free time, I volunteer with AARCS as a shift lead for the cat caregivers. My favourite thing to do is help socialize semi-feral cats. There's nothing more rewarding than finally getting to pet a cat that's been scared and hissy for months! A couple fun facts about me: I have a background in English Literature and Medieval History. If I'm not at work or at AARCS, I spend a lot of my free time playing video games.

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Veterinarian injecting a microchip in an orange cat

The Importance of Microchips

A microchip is a small chip that is placed under the skin between the shoulders. The needle we use is larger than a typical blood collection needle, though other than the initial poke does not cause any ongoing pain.

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Last updated: December 16, 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