Hospital Adminstrator and Manager
Hometown: I was born in Toronto, ON, but we’ve lived in St. Thomas since 2004.
I joined the team at Abbeydale Animal Hospital in: November 2008
I do what I do because: I love animals, and I believe in giving the best veterinary care we can, but I have a problem with bodily fluids 😉 So, I like to contribute the best way I know how by supporting our wonderful team, so they can give our patients the love and care they deserve.
My favourite thing about my workday: Our team!!! We have such a caring and compassionate team. I love finding them cuddling our surgery patients as they wake up from their anesthesia, or consoling a client as they are saying their final goodbyes, or when they meet a new puppy, or kitten and take him or her around the clinic to meet everyone else so that they feel comfortable with any future visits at our hospital.
I value most: Education – this is one of our core values at Abbeydale Animal Hospital, and I truly believe that when we know better, we do better. We do our best to educate our clients so that they can make the best decision they can for their pets. I love learning new things and sharing that knowledge wherever I can.
What I do to relax: I love puzzles and reading and snuggling with either of our kitties, Bailey or Ellie, or our dog, Arthur.
Meet my animal family:
Bailey: She is a Snowshoe Siamese and was adopted from a rescue in 2016. She is spunky and loving. She loves to play with her little sister, Ellie, or our dog Arthur (until he mixes her up with one of his squeaky toys).
Ellie: She is a Calico and full of character. She was brought to our clinic on December 23, 2016 by construction workers who found her injured on a construction site. Sadly, one of her legs was so badly injured it could not be saved, but she is a happy, feisty, and playful three-legged kitty who doesn’t let anything hold her back despite her “disability”.
Arthur: He is a brittany spaniel and the best dog! He loves his trail walks with his “dad” and then loves to snuggle with his “mom”. He loves to sing to Ed Sheeran songs and many others. He makes us laugh every day.