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.
Julie - Reception/Veterinary Assistant
Julie is the new Marketplace Animal Hospital Vet Receptionist. She has two dogs at home, a puggle named Rosey and a rescue dog from Mexico named Sasha. She has four years of veterinary reception experience and loves being in this career field. In her spare time she likes to read, walk her dogs, hike and crochet. She is happy to help you out with your pet's medical 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.