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Who We Are
Dr. Carey Keith
Dr. Keith completed her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia before moving to Colorado to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2003. Upon graduation, she moved to Vancouver, B.C. to begin her veterinary career. Within a few years, Dr. Keith and her husband started their family and decided that the Okanagan would be an ideal place to raise their children.
Dr. Keith purchased Central Animal Hospital, along with Dr. Smith in 2009. Another dream was realized for them in 2015 when they designed, built and moved in to the home of Central Animal Hospital at 1901 Kalamalka Lake Road. This new, state-of-the-art hospital allows them to grow and build this practice to it’s potential. Special areas of interest to Dr. Keith include oncology, soft-tissue surgery and internal medicine.
At home Dr. Keith enjoys time with her husband, three young children, and her cat Noodles.
Dr. Trinity Smith
Dr. Smith obtained her undergraduate degree UBC in 2000 and went on to complete her doctorate of veterinary medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She graduated in 2004 and moved to Boston for an internship in small animal medicine, emergency/critical care and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Centre.
After practicing in Calgary for 2 years she moved to the sunny Okanagan where she currently lives with her husband and two daughters, their dog ‘Bak’, and their cat ‘Mum’. Dr. Smith loves practicing veterinary medicine and her professional interests lie in emergency/critical care, surgery, and ultrasound. She also enjoys working closely with the SPCA to help out those animals who are in need of a loving home.
Dr. Smith looks forward to providing you and your pet with the care and commitment that she feels is the cornerstone of a compassionate and successful veterinary practice.
Dr. Autumn Pulfer
Dr. Pulfer completed two years at UBC before being accepted to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Pulfer graduated in 2001 and moved to Alberta where she practiced for eight years. After starting a family, Dr. Pulfer and her husband decided to move back to Dr. Pulfer’s hometown of Lake Country to be closer to family and raise their family in the beautiful Okanagan. After six years of practicing in Lake Country, Dr. Pulfer decided it was time to take a break to spend quality time with her family. During this time off, Dr. Pulfer along with her husband, and their two children travelled throughout Southeast Asia.
Dr. Pulfer is very excited to start a new chapter in her life and get back to being a veterinarian. She is looking forward to continuing her career in Vernon and working with the amazing team at Central Animal Hospital.
Dr. Carolyn Walsh
Dr. Carolyn Walsh studied Sciences at the University of Manitoba, and then moved to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine where she completed her veterinary degree in 2001. Her next move was to Williams Lake BC which was to be a temporary stop, and met my husband, and spent 14 years in the Cariboo. During those years I enjoyed mixed animal veterinary practice in several practices across northern BC, as well as some regulatory CFIA practice, which has provided me a broad background of experiences. My most my memorable adventures were providing veterinary services to remote regions of Bella Coola & Chilcotin region for 15 years, where I was able to explore some amazing regions of BC and meet many superb families and their animal companions. Our family made the big decision to sell our acreage and move to the Okanagan in 2015, and we have enjoyed every moment in this wonderful region. My passions are preventative care such that our pets live their best quality of life, soft tissue & orthopedic surgery and dentistry. When not at the veterinary hospital Dr. Walsh is busy with her husband and 2 children that keep them busy with extracurricular activities. As a family we all enjoy skiing (alpine & water), fishing, hockey, mountain biking and riding and hiking with her 3 horses Mack, Blaze & Amigo, our chocolate Labrador “Monty”, cat “Sergeant Tibbs” and a few backyard chickens.