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Requests to fast track staff from out-of-country to work at local vet clinic approved by Manitoba's Immigration Ministry

The City of Thompson says efforts to fast-track staff from out-of-country to work at the local vet clinic have been approved by the province’s Immigration Ministry.


This came to light at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, which addressed a letter from Doctor Keri Hudson Reykdal [wreck-dahl] advising the city that services would be significantly reduced beginning January 31st.


Hudson Reykdal explained her contract with her lab equipment provider was terminated due to not having access to RVTs and vets as well as vet assistants, meaning her clinic will no longer provide x-rays or blood work in-house for patients.


City manager Anthony McInnis told council that staff is available in other countries but they require assistance in immigrating to Canada. The province will then step in to vet and fast-track them to Thompson.


McInnis adds the province is currently waiting for interested staff to put their names forward.


Hudson Reykdal says that if she’s unable to adequately staff her practice soon, she plans to close the clinic by June.

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