OUR VETERINARIANS

​DR. JESSICA WALES DVM

 

Dr. Jessica Wales grew up in Lake Country and has been a part of Panorama Veterinary Services since
birth! Her parents, Drs. Alex and Susan Wales started Wales Veterinary Services in the 80’s and she
joined the practice in earnest in 2010 after graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine
in Saskatoon. Jessica enjoys general medicine and surgery and has taken a special interest in
ultrasound. She enjoys fostering long lasting relationships with her patients and clients and is proud to
be part of the business community in Lake Country. When she isn’t at the clinic, Jessica enjoys playing
polo with her family, cycling, running and backcountry trips.

DR. AUTUMN PULFER DVM

Dr. Autumn Pulfer grew up in Lake Country and from a young age knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. After completing her veterinary degree in 2001 she moved to Alberta where she initially worked as a mixed animal veterinarian. She soon realized that dogs and cats were her passion and began to focus her career on small animals. After living in Alberta for 8 years she decided it was time to move home to B.C. Dr. Pulfer was an associate veterinarian then a partner at Tri Lake Animal Hospital in Lake Country. After 6 years at Tri Lake, Dr. Pulfer decided it was time to take a break and spend a year at home and traveling with her 2 young children and husband. Their adventures took them all over Thailand and Indonesia. Once back in Canada Dr. Pulfer worked as a locum veterinarian for several months. She then settled down in Vernon for 3 years at Central Animal Hospital. When the opportunity presented itself to partner with Dr. Jessica Wales she was excited at the opportunity to once again work in her hometown. Dr. Pulfer's areas of interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dermatology, reproduction and acupuncture. Dr. Pulfer is also certified to perform PennHIP radiographs which can help breeders to reduce the incidence of hip dysplasia in their dogs. Dr. Pulfer lives in Oyama with her husband, 2 children, 3 dogs and 1 cat. During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, traveling, gardening, boating and biking in the summer, and skiing in the winter

DR. KIRSTEN RIPHAGEN DVM

I am originally from southern Alberta, where I grew up on a cow/calf farm and spent my time riding horses. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology and then went on to veterinary school at the University of Calgary. I graduated in 2014 and moved to BC soon after.  I have spent the last several years working in practices around the Okanagan, including 2 years in emergency practice.  I helped organize and run a spay/neuter trip to a remote Fiji island, as well as traveling to a large spay/neuter trip for communities in Northern Alberta. I have been happy to spend most of my working time at Panorama since 2017.  In my spare time I enjoy gardening, sailing, and hanging out with my 2 and 4-legged family.