Williams Lake 4615 Cattle Dr. Williams Lake, BC, V2G 5E8 | 250-392-5510
Quesnel 1431-E Jade Road Quesnel, BC, V2J 4L2 | 250-747-3053
ABOUT ANIMAL CARE HOSPITALS OF WILLIAMS LAKE & QUESNEL
Our team at the Animal Care Hospitals Of Williams Lake and Quesnel takes our commitment to our patients, clients, and our animal community seriously. We work hard to earn our patients’ and clients’ trust and to provide the best veterinary care that we can for all creatures great and small. Contact us to learn more.
DR. DOUG MAGNOWSKI
Born and raised on a ranch in the Cariboo, Dr. Magnowski graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He is passionate about veterinary medicine and providing the broadest scope of quality veterinary services possible for our region alongside his team of dedicated, caring veterinary health professionals. Dr. Magnowski began his career in Williams Lake in 1987. In 1995, he and his wife, Candice, established their own veterinary company which evolved into the Animal Care Hospital Of Williams Lake in 2000, then expanded to include the Animal Care Hospital of Quesnel in 2001. Dr. Magnowski has a special interest in all of the diverse aspects of veterinary medicine, especially surgery, herd health, and small and large animal reproduction. In his spare time, Dr. Magnowski enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, cooking, and trying to find the time to learn to play the guitar.
DR. JENNY THOMPSON
Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994, after completing her Bachelor of Science from UBC in 1989. During veterinary college and after graduation, Dr. Thompson worked at the Thompson Veterinary Clinic in Thompson, Manitoba. In 1995, Dr. Thompson moved to Williams Lake, where she worked for the Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital and the Central Cariboo Animal Hospital, as well as starting her own house-call practice. After continuing the house call practice for a further four years in Fraser Lake, Dr. Thompson joined the Animal Care Hospital of Williams Lake part-time in 2004 and began full-time in 2009. Dr. Thompson enjoys small animal medicine and surgery and works primarily with dogs and cats. Most of Dr. Thompson’s non-working time is spent with her husband, her three boys, and their two dogs and two cats.
DR. BIANCA SCHEIDT
Dr. Bianca Scheidt was born and raised in a small village in Germany and always enjoyed working with animals which led her to complete her apprenticeship as an Animal Health Technologist in 1997. In 2003, Dr. Scheidt graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Leipzig, Germany before moving to Quesnel to work as an animal health technologist and hospital manager at the Animal Care Hospital. In 2008, Dr. Scheidt completed her Canadian veterinarian qualifications and transitioned from being the senior animal health technologist/hospital manager to the primary veterinarian and hospital manager at the Animal Care Hospital of Quesnel along with rotations in our Williams Lake hospital. Since then, Dr. Scheidt never looked back and is enjoying her work with all different species (small and large, exotics and wildlife). Bianca loves challenging cases, surgery, educating clients, and teaching veterinary students and volunteers, and in 2019, she received her Canadian citizenship. In her spare time, Dr. Scheidt enjoys the outdoors and travelling the world with her husband, Bernie, and diverse sports depending on the season.
DR. AMY JORDAN
Dr. Amy Jordan has enjoyed working with the wonderful team at the Animal Care Hospital since 2014. Originally from Ontario, Dr. Jordan, her husband and two children are happy in their Williams Lake home. Dr. Jordan completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario where she played on the Varsity Women’s Rugby team winning provincial and world championships. After graduating, she moved to Scotland to complete her veterinary degree at The University of Edinburgh and The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies where she graduated with distinction in 2011 and became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. After graduating, Dr. Jordan completed a one-year Equine Surgical Internship at the Caledon Equine Hospital in Ontario. Dr. Jordan worked alongside specialists in equine surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology as well as gaining excellent experience with lameness, colic and medical cases. Since completing the internship, Dr. Jordan has been enjoying working with all kinds of animals in mixed animal practice - but still has a special interest in horses. Most of all, Dr. Jordan enjoys working together with clients to provide the best care possible for the animals they love.
DR. DON DEITRICK
Originally from Michigan, Dr. Don Deitrick spent around 10 years serving his community as a firefighter and paramedic around the city of Kalamazoo, MI and surrounding area. During that period, he relished his time being a member of the hazardous materials and technical rescue teams. Dr. Deitrick completed his undergrad in biology, specifically wildlife management and eventually looked for a bigger challenge. He began volunteering at a local education farm, where he worked with draught horses, oxen, beef cows, sheep, goats, chickens and geese. He became very interested in farm animals and set upon to care for these wondrous beasts and support the people who care for them – that’s when the veterinary medicine spark ignited.
Dr. Deitrick completed his veterinary medicine studies in New Zealand at Massey University, largely for the added adventure, which it was. His wonderful partner is Canadian and without too much arm twisting, she convinced him to work in Canada. The two came to Williams Lake in 2022 to be close to the mountains (they had spent enough time living around the Great Lakes). Dr. Deitrick truly enjoys the variety of patients he gets to treat, especially the local wildlife he sees day to day and the added benefit has been working with the knowledgeable and supportive staff at the Animal Care Hospital, who’ve furthered his training and development into a proper, all-around vet.