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Meet Creekside Animal Clinic’s Vets in Vernon, BC

Dr. Murray Flock


Having spent his early years in Ontario, Dr. Murray Flock earned a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph, prior to relocating to the North Okanagan in the early 1980s. In 1986 Murray established Creekside Animal Clinic, moving the hospital to its current location 6 years later. Attracted to the veterinary profession by its broad mandate as ‘comparative medicine’, he has maintained a varied interest in a number of species. Time away from the clinic tends to be spent outdoors, much of it running with his Australian Shepherd/Border Collie, Tess, in Kalamalka Provincial Park.

Dr. Brian McOnie


Dr. Brian W. McOnie joined Creekside Animal Clinic Ltd in 1991 and became a partner in 1995. He is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his DVM and at the University of California, Davis, where he earned his MPVM (Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine). Brian has a particular interest in food animal practice and reproduction, especially embryo transfer, a subject which has taken him to work in China, the United States and the United Arab Emirates. He is Past President of the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association.


Brian has coached minor soccer for 10 years, is an avid hockey fan and enjoys many outdoor activities in the North Okanagan.

Dr. Sietske Rijnen


Dr. Sietske Rijnen studied veterinary medicine at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and graduated in 2006. Ready for a new adventure she immigrated to Canada and joined Creekside Animal Clinic. She enjoys the diversity and challenges that are part of her daily work schedule. She loves the interaction with the animals as well as the owners. When not at work you can find her on the agility field training her dogs or teaching others. She also enjoys mountain biking, trail running, skiing, snowshoeing and renovating her house.

Dr. Kyla Johnson


Dr. Kyla Johnson graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in June, 2016. Her previous education includes Bachelor degrees in Natural Science and in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Kyla was born and raised in Sherwood Park, Alberta, and she considered Yukon home for 10 years while she guided dogsledding tours and worked at a dogsled racing kennel. This experience spurred her to return to school for veterinary medicine. Now she takes special interest in the veterinary fields of rehabilitation, sports medicine, and dentistry. Kyla is excited to be living in the North Okanagan with its wealth of outdoor opportunities and friendly people. Kyla enjoys time in the outdoors with her family including her husband, Gord, their young son, Walter, and their cat, Mozzie.

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