Growing up, I had a variety of pets, from hamsters, turtles, birds, and fish, to rabbits and cats. Unfortunately, I was the only member of my family who had an interest in animals, so each new adoption only transpired after months of begging and pleading with my considerably reluctant parents. I spent a major portion of my childhood living overseas with my family, and so along with my love for animals, I developed a love for travel.
During my undergrad in Montreal, I volunteered at an animal hospital where I got to care for their high numbers of parvo puppies. I would go into the isolation ward and pretty much stay there for hours on end, cleaning up diarrhea and vomit, and giving the attention-starved puppies some much needed love. This was my first real introduction to the world of veterinary medicine, and I liked it! After graduating, I was at a bit of a loss as to where I wanted to go career-wise. I was not enamoured with my microbiology job, so I started volunteering again, this time at the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital. At the same time, I had decided it was time to live abroad again, and as luck would have it, I was accepted to Glasgow’s veterinary program.
After graduation, I worked for 2 years at an emergency hospital, and then joined Beechwood Animal Hospital. I have been here ever since! I feel so lucky to be surrounded by the best team, and the best clients.
Outside of work, I keep busy with my husband, our twin girls, and our dog, Ollie. We are a pretty active family, and we love skiing, biking, tennis and long family/dog walks. Travelling is still something I love, which is handy given that our family is scattered all over the world!!
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