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 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.
Jody - Veterinary Technician
Jody has decades of experience working with animals. From growing up on a farm to working for more than 30 years as a Registered Veterinary Technician in a variety of different careers, Jody's knowledge and insight make her a fantastic nurse and are extremely valuable in helping us provide better care for your pets. Jody has several furry family members of her own (3 dogs and 3 cats), and during her spare time she volunteers extensively for Beagle Paws Rescue, a group that works to rehabilitate and find new families for homeless beagles. Whether you have questions about getting your puppy to stop peeing in the house, or helping your senior pet live a happier, pain-free life; or any of the millions of questions in between on your journey as a pet parent; Jody is here to help.
Angelle - Reception/Veterinary Assistant
Angelle is our new Veterinary Medical Assistant who has recently joined our clinic. She has a strong love for animals, a solid background of experience, and she loves to interact with pets and their owners! At home she has a cat named Zeke and a parrot named Wilson. In her spare time she loves to go hiking, camping, horseback riding and travelling. Angelle volunteers for an organization in Africa and is passionate about her missionary work. She has a compassionate heart and is always happy to help you and your pet with any veterinary related issues you might have.
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!