Dr. Britt Mills, DVM
Dr. Mills has been practicing veterinary medicine in BC for 29 years. She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 and spent 13 years running an equine practice in Northern BC.
She developed an interest in holistic medicine and completed a certification course in veterinary acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1997. Since then she has completed many courses in spinal manipulation, cranio- sacral therapy, nutrition and herbal therapy.
She is passionate about integrative and complementary medicine and improving the well-being of animals by using the best of allopathic and holistic medicine. She spent many years riding and training dressage horses and obtained level 2 coaching certification with Equine Canada. She currently resides in Armstrong with her youngest son and 2 beautiful dogs. Her hobbies are hiking with the dogs, cooking gourmet meals, and scuba diving.
We at Mills Vet want to give you the highest level of care possible. We care deeply about your companion’s health, and strive to show you the same compassion as we feel towards our own animals. Welcome to the Mills Vet family.
Alisha is our Mills Vet rockstar. She is our front desk and our first line of defense in helping you and your companions. She is conscientious and kind, and we are so grateful to have her!
In her spare time, Allisha likes to play with her dog Sasha, and loves to go on adventures with her husband Trevor.
Hailing from Tampere, Finland, Iitu (pronounced “ee-two”) is a dynamic addition to the Mills Vet team. She brings her extreme talent for compassionate animal behavioural training to our humble Armstrong facility, along with 10 years of international animal husbandry experience. Her patience and grace creates a space for animals and their caregivers to build strong, confident, and mutually supportive relationships.
Iitu has brought her faithful companion Sinko with her across the ocean, and he’s adjusting to life as a Canadian dog very nicely. During her down-time, Sinko and Iitu like to win ribbons at Obedience competitions. Iitu has also been actively rehabilitating Kira, a young German Shepherd with severe anxiety and fear-aggression - she’s happy to say that Kira has come a LONG way since October 2018.
Jennifer is a small animal technician and we consider her our resident angel because of her compassion and gentleness with owners and animals alike.
She has loved animals since before she could speak and currently shares her home with her 2 beautiful dogs: Tahsha and Luna. She has had a long time interest in holistic health and nutrition and enjoys helping pets and their owners with an integrative approach to healing. She is an active partner in our Eight Branch Botanical initiative
In her free time you will find her hiking with her dogs, or spending time with her family and friends.
Kristi is our large animal technician and horse trainer. Kristi has over 35 years of animal ownership and specialized husbandry, and 25 years actively competing in horse training & equine conditioning. This, coupled with a 20 year career as a pharmacy technician made her a perfect fit for our Mills Vet team.
Kristi has experienced all the highs and lows of animal ownership, and her compassion for our customers shines through. She brings her love to each customer and patient interaction.
Kristi manages to keep herself busy in her time off, coming from a farm with 4 horses, 2 Rottweilers, 1 Burmese cat, and 1 husband. She’s passionate about dog conformation and obedience, even handling other people’s dogs and bringing them home with their titles.
Designated Office Greeters (D.O.G.s)
Our Mills Vet Designated Office Greeters (D.O.G.s) take their jobs very seriously when it comes to welcoming their four-legged friends in to our clinic. With woofs and wags, they want to make sure that everyone feels the love. We joke that we are the only veterinary clinic that has claw marks on the outside of the door, from dogs eager to come in and enjoy their treatment!