They are partners in life and partners on the job.
Now the Okanagan couple and their West Kelowna vet clinic have been recognized on a provincial level.
The BCSPCA has named Dr. Moshe Oz and his wife Dr. Noa Oz vets of the year.
The couple, who own and operate Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, have saved the lives of countless animals, many of them free of charge or at discounted costs.
“I am very happy. I am very pleased. It is amazing recognition,” says Moshe Oz.
This isn’t the first time that the duo and their vet clinic have made news headlines.
The pair has volunteered time to help animals in high profile cases like Kassidy the dog.
She was found abandoned on Westside Road with a badly mangled paw.
The vets performed surgery free of charge.
“Both me and my wife, Dr. Noa, promised ourselves when we have the ability to do it and when we have our own hospital. It is just natural for us to try and give back to the SPCA, to the community, to ourselves,” says Dr. Oz.
It’s generosity greatly appreciated by the SPCA which says vet costs are huge.
“They volunteer a lot of time to us and they are also really great at providing cost effective care. They are also prepared at a drop of a hat to take on animals.They do a lot of work not only for the Kelowna branch but also the Vernon branch and Penticton so we are big supporters of them much like they are of us,” says Cam Buska from the Kelowna shelter.
The vets received the recognition at BCSPCA annual awards event in Vancouver on Friday night.