Growing up my family always had healthy pets who never needed much for veterinary care, so it was not until I grew up and got my very own first dog "Scout" that I was introduced to veterinary medicine. Scout (a Belgian Shepherd) was born with a multitude of health and behavioral issues. During the first few years of his life we spent a lot of time at the vet clinic which is where I got to see firsthand the exciting life of a veterinary technologist, and I was hooked!
I graduated from the University College of the Cariboo (now, Thompson Rivers University) in the spring of 2000.
My work passions include: medical imaging (x-rays and ultrasounds), Pain Management and Internal Medicine (complicated medical cases). Although I am also always up for scrubbing into surgery or taking on emergency cases.
The things I enjoy most about my job are:
- Teaching and passing on my knowledge to the new generation of veterinary technologists
- The constant learning
Medicine is always changing; there are now 14 specialties available to veterinary technologists some of which include: emergency/critical care, dentistry, nutrition, internal medicine, zoo med, large animal, clinical practice, exotics, pain management, anesthesia plus others. Working in a general practice allows me to do a little of everything, no two days are the same which keeps my job fun and exciting.
When I am not working, I enjoy fishing, camping and wine tours. My fur family includes a 13-year-old West Highland White Terrier (with an Agility Games title!), a 3-year-old Smooth collie, 2 DSH cats and a 28-year-old box turtle name Jazz.