Growing up I have always had a strong affinity for dogs. I was always dog walking, pet sitting and finding strays at a young age. I knew I wanted to work with dogs (and cats) and veterinary medicine was a natural fit with my interest in biology. I graduated from the Thompson Rivers University Animal Health Technology program as a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) in 2011 with the Faculty Award demonstrating both practical and academic proficiency.
Being an RVT means you are a lab tech, anesthetist, radiology tech, phlebotomist, a nurse and a surgical tech, often all in the same day! It is always changing, you are always learning and everyday has something new and interesting to accomplish. I especially love dental procedures! It really affects an animal's overall health and wellbeing and it is very rewarding to see an animal transition from having a painful, smelly mouth to a pain-free, pearly white smile!
Outside of work, I love spending time exploring the outdoors with Nigel, my little black Pomeranian who is an Expert Trick Dog and loves to ride to work with me on my dual-sport motorcycle!