Registered Veterinary Technologist - Specialty Surgery
Heather began her veterinary career on Vancouver Island in 2003. After moving to Kamloops, she graduated from the Animal Health Technology program at Thompson Rivers University in 2008. Heather began working in Vancouver at a large specialty referral hospital as a surgery/anesthesia technician. Her love for anesthesia grew, and in 2012 she obtained her VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialty) in Anesthesia and Analgesia. After 10 years in referral surgery, Heather moved into a larger general practice in Abbotsford where she provided training and Continuing Education for staff. She obtained her Fear Free level 3 Certification as well as Laser Therapy certification. After 3 years, the surgery and anesthesia itch came back and Heather relocated back to her home on Vancouver Island and is now working with the referral surgery team here at CIVEH. In her spare time, Heather enjoys swimming, beach walks, cooking, hiking, gardening, crafting, being able to spend time with her family, and fur babies. She has an older pug named Carlton, a cat named Wallace, and a ball python named Gucci.
May 18th 2022 - Official Communication Dear Community,
Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon disease in dogs but given the number of cases we have seen recently, it is important that we, as pet owners (myself included) are vigilant. However, the first thing we must not do is panic. I would like to take this time to give you an overview of the disease so that you know what to look out for and when to seek veterinary care.