ABOUT ANIMAL CARE HOSPITALS OF WILLIAMS LAKE & QUESNEL
DR. DOUG MAGNOWSKI
DR. JENNY THOMPSON
DR. BIANCA SCHEIDT
DR. AMY JORDAN
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.
DR. MORGAN JOHNSTON
Dr. Morgan Johnston was born and raised in Quesnel, and for as long as she can remember veterinary medicine has been her passion. In addition to animals, Dr. Johnston loves to travel and as a result her studies took her across the pond to Warsaw, Poland! There, Dr. Johnston enjoyed travelling to different countries and sharing laughs with her Irish housemates in between studying. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Johnston loves to spend as much time as she can in nature - hiking, camping, or spending time in the backyard with her chickens. Now, Dr. Johnston is thrilled to be back in her hometown and working to obtain her full Canadian license while working under direct supervision. Her dog, Piper, is also a world traveller with an international passport and accompanied Dr. Johnston to school in Poland, becoming the best patient on which to practice! Dr. Johnston understands how much you love your animals and will go above and beyond to get the best health outcome for your pet.
DR. KAITLYN WURZER
Dr. Kaitlyn Wurzer was raised on a small farm in New Hampshire where her passion for animal health began. An interest in health science and animals led her to complete a Bachelor of Science in Biology at St. Michael's College in Vermont where she also played Varsity Women's Ice Hockey. After graduating, she moved to BC to be close to family and pursue her veterinary degree. Dr. Wurzer graduated in 2023 from the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine and then joined the team at the Animal Care Hospital to begin her career in mixed animal practice. Her special interests include wellness and preventative care, equine dentistry, and bovine medicine. Outside of work, you can find Dr. Wurzer exploring BC's great outdoors, skiing, gardening, and spending time with family.