When I was twelve, I had actually decided that I wanted to be an auto-mechanic. I did a high school co-op at a shop and decided that it was not the career path for me. My backup plan was always to do something with animals and at one point, I decided that I wanted to and SPCA Officer. I then attended an agricultural fair at my high school and there were a few colleges that were showcasing their veterinary technician program. After doing a little more research, I decided that this is the career path that I wanted to pursue. I attended the veterinary technician program at the University of Guelph, Alfred Campus, where I graduated in December 2012.
While I was on my summer break from school, I came to Baxter Animal Hospital to do a day of job shadowing, as I was looking for an animal hospital to do my placement with. After only spending one day here, I knew this is where I wanted to work! Being able to experience the level of care that the entire team showcases and the fact that it was such a positive work environment made it all that much clearer to me that this is where I wanted to be! I was fortunate enough to join the team in May 2015.
I am very interested in dentistry! My short-term career goal is to pursue a dental certification program, and a long-term career goal is to pursue a veterinary technician specialty in dentistry. What I love most about my job is being able to combine animals (which I love) and the medical field (which I also love) in one great package. It's always a great feeling when you get to pursue your passion! My favourite thing about the clinic is the positive work environment and the amazing team that I get to work with every day! I am very fortunate to get to work with such an amazing group of individuals, they're like a second family!
Fun fact about me is that I have very long hair! Most people wouldn't know, because it's always up in a bun! I also love to cook, bake and I am very crafty! One of my nicknames at work is "Martha Stewart!" Also, my first pet was a hamster named Roxy.