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Karissa

Nutrition Advocate

Karissa has had a strong passion for animals since she was a little girl. It started with Butterfield Acres’ summer camps as a child, developing into a career goal to be involved with animals. She recently graduated from Robertson College, where she completed the VOTA program, and then joined McKnight through their practicum program. Karissa has since been a part of the busy Reception Team, and one day aims to become a certified RVT to further her career. She is also McKnight’s Nutrition Advocate, as she has a great interest in educating owners in healthy eating when it comes to their furry friends.

During her spare time, Karissa enjoys outdoor activities, and loves spending time with her son and the rest of her family. She also has two fur-babies of her own; a dog named Athena and a cat named Jet.

Last updated: October 5, 2021

NOTICE: OUR HOURS OF OPERATION HAVE TEMPORARILY CHANGED. We are working hard to serve you better and improve our practice. We sincerely appreciate your patience, kindness, and understanding during this time while we battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, in addition to our hospital renovations, and staff shortages.

SUNDAY to WEDNESDAY: 24- HOUR URGENT CARE SERVICES AVAILABLE
----- NO 24- HOUR URGENT CARE SERVICES THURSDAY to SATURDAY -----

WALK-IN ONLY SERVICES FOR ALL OTHER NON-URGENT MEDICAL NEEDS.
PLEASE NOTE: APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS WILL RECOMMENCE NOV 1, 2021.
Walk-in clinic hours:  MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (RETAIL & PHARMACY ONLY)
-- No Veterinarians available on Saturdays --

Our #1 concern is keeping both you and your pets safe.  We have implemented the Alberta Health Services Guidelines at the McKnight 24-Hour Veterinary Hospital in an effort to keep you safe. At this time, clients are required to wait outside by the hospital entrance, where a Client Care Representative will be greeting you and collecting vital information about your pet to be admitted to triage. CLIENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

For urgent medical help outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Fish Creek Hospital - (403) 873-1700
2. Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre - (403) 770 -1340
3. VCA Canada CARE Centre - (403) 520-8387
4. Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency - (403) 995-3270

For non- urgent care outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Edgemont Veterinary Clinic - (403) 239-4657
2. Airdrie Animal Clinic - (403) 948-3619