I was born and raised in Halifax, spending most of my life in the community of Clayton Park. I attended university in St. John's, Newfoundland where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then attended NSCC in Kentville where I studied to become an addictions counsellor. Before I made the leap to go back to school for a third time to become a veterinary technician I had felt quite lost and really wanted to have a career instead of just a job. That decision turned out to be the greatest one that I have ever made, as I finally feel like I am exactly where I belong, doing exactly what I was meant to do and something I truly love. I chose the veterinary field because I have always had a passion for animals and for helping people, and believed that working as a veterinary technician would be the best way for me to combine these two passions into an amazing career. The areas of veterinary medicine that interest me the most would have to be dentistry and oral health as it is such an important aspect of our pets' health that we sometimes don't think about, as well as surgery. I really love the team here at Spryfield Animal Hospital who all care so much about our clients and patients. They've been so welcoming and supportive from the very beginning and already feel like family. I also love the importance that is placed here on practicing quality medicine to the highest standards and getting to be a part of providing quality care to our clients and their pets. A fun fact about me is that I have had many different pets over the years, ranging from cats and dogs to hamsters and mice, to fish and iguanas. I am also a proud pet parent to 3 wonderful fur babies, my dogs Lexie and Roxy and my little mouse named Swiss.