Dr. Megan Broschak is from Parkhill, a small town in Southern Ontario minutes from The Great Lakes. It was obvious from a very young age that Dr. Broschak was destined to be a veterinarian. She has always had a passion for animals big or small, from showing Clydesdale horses to rescuing squirrels and birds.
After completing her Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph in Animal Biology, Dr. Broschak attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After completing her pre-clinical training in St. Kitts, Dr. Broschak moved to Lansing, Michigan, where she spent 12 months doing intensive clinical rotations.
Having spent many summers in the beauty of British Columbia as a child, Dr. Broschak decided that B.C. was going to be their new home upon graduation. After a few years of working in Kamloops, Dr. Broschak and Dr. Helmers met and quickly became friends. It wasn’t long until they noticed they both shared a love for learning, practicing high quality medicine, creating an enjoyable working environment, and supporting other local businesses. Dr. Broschak loves that being a veterinarian is different every single day, but has particular interests in the following:
Dr. Broschak loves the success and increased quality of life that patients can gain from rehabilitation therapy. Dr. Broschak is currently enrolled in the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (there are only 2 others in the interior of B.C. and 18 within the province). Once certified, we hope to offer a full rehabilitation service.
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Dr. Broschak loves routine surgery (such as spays and neuters) but also thrives on the challenges that come with many other soft tissue procedures, including intra-abdominal surgery, mass removals and wound repair.
- Diagnostic Ultrasound
Diagnostic ultrasound is a non-invasive way to help diagnose many diseases and ailments, and is used as a point-of-care tool during emergencies. Dr. Broschak completed a 3-week externship at Michigan State University, and looks to continue learning more advanced techniques in this area of medicine.
- Internal Medicine
Although Internal Medicine can quickly become a source of frustration for many veterinarians, Dr. Broschak loves how the level of complexity in these cases always keeps her on her toes.. Dr. Broschak’s love for learning means she is always keeping up to date with the new research on diseases such as diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s, Addison’s, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Dr. Broschak likes to spend most of her free time outside exploring our beautiful province. Her hobbies include stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, mountain biking, backcountry hiking, swimming, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Most often you can find with her two Rhodesian Ridgebacks (Keeko and Mara) and her three legged kitten (Nettie) tagging along on most adventures. Keeko and Mara are B.C. locals, and were both born in Merritt. Nettie (full name Annette) came to Dr. Broschak in an emergency after being stuck in a hockey net (hence her name). Dr. Broschak had to amputate one of her back legs and had plans to foster her until she was healthy enough to be rehomed. Instead, Nettie became Dr. Broschak’s first “foster failure” and quickly became part of the family with her official adoption soon after surgery.
Dr. Broschak is excited to see new and old clients as well as their furry family members in our new clinic!