How I got into veterinary medicine is not your traditional route, I have always loved animals but I was never that kid that always swore they would be a vet. Really I didn’t have any inclination toward the field until I was 17. I distinctly remember the moment it just came to me in a moment of clarity, like a calling. This is what I was meant to do, I immediately went home and started looking for volunteering opportunities in the area. I quickly found one and started the next weekend. I went in on my first day and never looked back. After that first volunteering shift I have been in a clinic every week since I just love it.
After about 2 years of volunteering I was offered a job as a CCS at another clinic, the Spryfield Animal and I was ecstatic about the opportunity and jumped on it. My favourite part of my job is being the person that owners can reach out to and seek advice from when they are worried. My favourite area of the field is urgent care, and prepping the doctors and technicians for what may be coming in and assisting where and when I can. I also occasionally work at one of the city's urgent care clinics on the weekend. I love working in this part of veterinary medicine because I can be there for owners and the animals when they really need us most.
A fun fact about me is I am currently working on my BSc at Dalhousie University with a major in Biology and a minor in Neuroscience/Psychology. When I am not at the clinic or at school I am usually at the beach with my two labs!