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. Anna Ree
Dr. Ree moved from the “flatlands” of Alberta to the Cariboo in 2017 after graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK. Before veterinary school, Dr. Ree completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at the Concordia University of Edmonton. Now a full-fledged veterinarian, Dr. Ree enjoys the variety and challenges of mixed animal practice. There is never a dull moment! Dr. Ree loves to adventure in her free time canoeing, hiking, or camping. Dr. Ree also plays the violin and can’t wait to move her horses out west.
Dr. Katie Bennett
Dr. Katie Bennett graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Prior to attending veterinary school, she completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Animal Biology at Thompson Rivers University. Dr. Bennett is from Kamloops where she grew up riding horses and participating in several extracurricular activities. Dr. Bennett is involved in all aspects of veterinary medicine at the Animal Care Hospital but has a special interest in equine medicine. In her final year of school, Dr. Bennett was the recipient of the Dino and Dr. Ashburner award for Equine Care. In her spare time, Dr. Bennett enjoys trail running, mountain biking, and backcountry skiing with her dog, Roo.