locally owned and operated since 1998

ABOUT

Meet Our Team

Dr. Teresa Jacobson |

BSc, DVM, Resident AVDC

Teresa has a Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology Co-op from the University of Victoria in 1990; a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of SK, in 1995.

Dr. Jacobson is actively involved with Alley Cat Alliance a charitable organization for animals down on their luck. She opened Jacobson Veterinary Services, a mixed animal practice, in 1999. She shares her busy life with her husband, Allen, and her fur-children (cats: Peanut and Bonnie; horses: Red and Sprocket and chickens and goldfish). She enjoys skiing, riding, gardening, birding, travel and photography.

Dr. Julia Gray |

DVM

Dr. Julia Gray grew up in Kelowna, B.C., where she spent much of her younger years outdoors and competing in 3-day eventing. She moved to Alberta in 2005 and attended the University of Alberta and spent only 2 years studying pre-vet before she was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, in 2007. After graduating in 2011, Julia practiced in Cold Lake, Alberta for 4 years before joining our team in May of 2015.

Julia and her husband Eric have 3 dogs, 4 cats and 2 horses! In her spare time Julia enjoys horseback riding, hiking, cooking and traveling.

Chelsey Merry |

Veterinary Technician

Katreen Kwantes |

Veterinary Technician

Jaden Morabito |

Veterinary Assistant

Allen Jacobson |

BA Economics -- Office Admin./ “jack-of-some-trades”

Referral Veterinarians

Dr. Darcy Rae, DVM

Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine & Feline)

Consultations in Canine and Feline Practice

Services include:

  • Abdominal ultrasonography
  • Cardiac echocardiography
  • Internal medicine and cardiology consultations
  • Endoscopic services (where available)

Professional Biography:

  • Associate and partner in Okanagan-­‐based, small animal veterinary practice for 22 years
  • Extensive experience in ultrasound (15 years) and endoscopy (16 Years)
  • ABVP Board certified (Canine and Feline) in 2004, recertified in 2013
  • Graduate, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (1992)


 

SITARA ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Our Mission Statement:

To provide the best possible medical care to our patients and the highest level of service to our clients in a warm, welcoming, concerned environment. To improve the lives of our patients and their people by the prevention of problems through education and preventative health care programs. When problems can not be prevented; to provide medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment of the highest standard.

"The greatest compliment our clients can give is the referral of their friends and family. Thank you for the trust." Teresa Jacobson, BSc., DVM

News!

January 29, 2016

It's been an exciting week at Sitara Animal Hospital! We recently diagnosed a rescued cat with a very rare condition called congenital hypothyroidism. You can read about the story here.

Or listen to the CBC interview with Dr. Gray here.