British Columbia's only practicing cat specialist, Dr. Diane McKelvey (ABVP feline) and Dr. Ken Gummeson own and operate Aberdeen Veterinary Hospital. AVH is a full service hospital offering medical, dental, and surgical care for dogs and cats. Dr Ken Gummeson and Dr Diane McKelvey have been practicing veterinary medicine in Kamloops for over 15 years and are pleased to welcome new patients. We are conveniently located in Aberdeen Court, directly across from Aberdeen Mall in Kamloops.
Although Dr. Gummeson and Dr. McKelvey are happy to see both canine and feline patients, Dr. Diane McKelvey has a special interest in cats. Diane is one of only six veterinarians in Canada who are certified as feline practice specialists, and is the only American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (feline) specialist practicing in British Columbia. Our facility has been designed to accommodate the unique needs of cats and is recognized by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a Gold Level Cat Friendly Practice. Check out the “Cats” section of this website for Dr McKelvey’s videos and articles on feline care.
Our practice actively supports the work of the Kamloops SPCA and Kamloops Humane Society. In May, 2016, the provincial SPCA recognized our hospital as the British Columbia Veterinarian of the Year.
We have developed this web site to give you a closer look at who we are and what we do. On it, you'll find information on our staff, our hospital, and the services we offer. If you have any questions on your pet's well-being, please don't hesitate to contact us. Additionally, if you would like to research a particular medical, behavioural, or nutritional concern, please check out our Veterinary Partner library which is directly linked to client-accessible pages of the Veterinary Information Network.