Registered Veterinary Technician
Growing up with a nurse for a mom, the medical field was always fascinating to me. I have always enjoyed working with and looking after animals, so animal medicine was what I wanted to learn. After high school, I completed a diploma in Equine Studies at Kemptville College and then went on to do a Veterinary Technician program at Ridgetown College, graduating in 2005. Shortly after graduation, it was time to start my career. I dropped off my resume on a busy day at Manitou Animal Hospital and ended up staying for an hour to help out. I started working a week later. When I first started my career as a veterinary technician, talking to clients was intimidating. As my knowledge and confidence grew, I learned that I quite enjoy talking to clients and helping them make their pet’s lives as good as possible.
The thing I love most about working at Manitou Animal Hospital is that I get to go to work every day and do something I enjoy doing – caring for animals as well as helping people to care for their fur babies. The staff at this hospital feel like my ‘other’ family.
The first pet that wasn’t a family pet was a budgie named Buddy. My favourite memory of Buddy was letting him out of his cage every morning so that he could join me for breakfast. He used to sit on the side of my cereal bowl and eat my cereal.
My husband and I live with our daughter and son, two little doggies, a kitty cat, and a few fishies! I also have a horse, but unfortunately, he doesn’t live at home. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family. A couple things we enjoy doing together is camping and going to yard sales!