Doctor Kumar, DVM
Doctor Kumar opened Marketplace Animal Hospital as his first practice in August of 2010. He moved to Canada in 2004, where he initially practiced veterinary medicine in Fort McMurray. Doctor Kumar graduated in 1997 and has been practicing small animal medicine since then. He is known for his passion, generosity and attention to detail for his clients and his practice. He's always available to answer questions, talk to his clients and be there for support! He may forget your name, but he'll never forget your pet's name! Doctor Kumar adopted a stray kitten from the clinic for his daughter--who they named 'Kitty'.
Laura - Veterinary Technician - Managerial Support
Laura is one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians. Laura graduated from NAIT in 2011 and has been with us since 2013. She assists the Doctor with most medical procedures, appointments and runs most (if not all) of your pet's lab work, including bloodwork, urine and fecal tests, and x-rays. She helps in surgery, and monitors your pet during anesthesia to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable. She also does dental scaling and polishing As a Veterinary Technician she is knowledgeable in many diseases and common ailments, and plays an important role in nursing care for our sick patients. On her spare time, she goes hiking and backpacking in the mountains, wishing that she could take her two cats, Hobbes and Little Miss, with her. Laura is passionate about helping owners help their pets live long and healthy lives. Feel free to contact her in regards to any questions you may have about your pet.
Melissa - Reception/Veterinary Assistant
Melissa has been here with us since April 2016. She was born and raised in Edmonton. Melissa has been professionally grooming cats and dogs for 7 years. She has two dogs, Dexter and Marley. Melissa currently works part time with us and part time as a dog groomer with Bow Wow grooming. On her spare time she likes watching movies, going to concerts and traveling. Melissa shows a willingness to learn as much as she can about Veterinary cases. She's very organized individual and is works extremely well with shy or nervous animals, helping them feel more at ease! She'll do her absolute best at ensuring client satisfaction and is extremely helpful with any of your pet's needs.
Zach- Kennel Attendant
Zach has been with us since December 2013, when he needed volunteer hours for his high school. He may have started out as a volunteer but he was so helpful and reliable that we hired him on as a Kennel Attendant. On his spare time, Zach likes to watch television, read a good book and go biking. He and his family also go to the mountains a lot. Zach keeps this place very neat and tidy, and he's always eager to give us a hand with all of the many daily tasks that come up.
Romel - Clinic Greeter
Romel was brought to us in April of 2013, Romel's appointment was for an euthanasia. When Romel's owners opened his kennel, we saw he was very very sick. He was extremely weak, and had a poor coat. The Doctor examined Romel and asked the owners a few questions, and we learned that he had previously been diagnosed with diabetes. This illness required Romel to be on a very strict diet and have a shot of insulin twice per day. The owners were unable to provide this care for Romel and opted to euthanize. This wasn't a good enough reason for us! we asked if they would surrender Romel to us and we would provide the treatment necessary to nurse him back to health. They agreed. 5 months after starting the treatment, Romel reverted! Today he no longer requires insulin! Although he is still on a special diet, and we monitor his blood sugars closely. He's happy and healthy and can be found warming the waiting room chairs, bothering us behind the counter or dozing in the sun. He is extremely loving, chatty and purrs to the touch. His blue eyes glow like galaxies. Stop in and visit him today!