Meet Our Team

Our veterinary team is dedicated to caring for pets in the Prince Rupert community. We look forward to welcoming you and your pet.

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Paul Kennedy | Prince Rupert Veterinarian

Meet Our Dedicated Team

James Kennedy | Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital | Prince Rupert, BC

  • James Kennedy | Practice Manager

    Jamie was born and raised in Prince Rupert, and has been working at Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital since 1997.

    When he first started out, Jamie worked part-time as a Kennel Attendant. From there, he graduated from post secondary school with a diploma in Business Administration and Commerce with a concentration in Tourism & Hospitality.

    Although Jamie is now the Practice Manager at our hospital, you will still occasionally see him assisting with treatments and procedures.

    Jamie's favourite part about his job is seeing and feeling the joy animals bring us, as well as being able to care for their health.

    In his spare time he enjoys curling, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with his senior Lab X, Riley.

Alana Kitchener | Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital | Prince Rupert, BC

  • Alana Kitchener | Client Care Specialist

    Alana grew up in Armstrong, BC, and moved back-and-forth between there and Prince Rupert for a few years before finally settling down here with her three kids in 2010.

    Alana started working at our hospital in April 2015, first as a Kennel Attendant, and then as a Receptionist.

    Being part of the veterinary field came as no shock to Alana's friends and family, as she always had a special love for animals growing up and had a variety of pets (dogs, cats, Japanese hooded rats, hermit crabs, etc). Today, Alana and her family have several cats.

    In here spare time, Alana enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

Alex Shantz | Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital | Prince Rupert, BC

  • Alex Shantz | Registered Veterinary Technician

    We wish to welcome Alex Shantz, the most recent addition to our team of Veterinary Medical Professionals. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated from Northern College, practiced for three years prior to joining our team, and hails to us from Kitchener, Ontario.

    With her bright smile and sunny disposition, she enjoys working closely with our clients and is a passionate advocate for preventive medicine with a strong focus on brachycephalic-related conditions.  

    She is drawn to our beautiful province because of the spectacular landscape and numerous outdoor recreational opportunities including fishing, hiking, and rock climbing. When she's stuck indoors, which is sometimes the case in Prince Rupert, she loves to cook and we are fortunate enough to be taste testers. 

    Shortly after moving to Prince Rupert she adopted her furry companion, Marty, a chihuahua mix from our local BCSPCA Branch.

Emra Harris | Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital | Prince Rupert, BC

  • Emra Harris | Registered Veterinary Technician

    We are happy to welcome Emra Harris to our team of Veterinary Medical Professions. As a Registered Veterinary Technician Emra is passionate about providing superior patient care with a specialized focus on animal behaviour. 

    She graduated from Lakeland College and has worked for two years in small animal practices in the Edmonton area. 

    She enjoys hiking and the numerous recreational activities that Prince Rupert has to offer. What drew her to our practice and community was our friendly nature and stunning landscapes. 

    Emra brings with her a husband Ryan and four furry and scaly critters: two cats named Butterscotch and Fluffy, a spirited husky named Sarafina, and a fish named Benjamin.