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Born and raised in Calgary, AB I came out to Vancouver Island yearly as a cadet, and at 18 years old, joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served my Country as a Naval Communicator lucky enough to be posted to Esquimalt. I then travelled up the island as I made my mark as an apprentice electrician and then a cable installer - complete with a very fashionable pink hardhat. I recently took a whole year off in Australia to do some much-needed soul searching, travelling, personal book writing, and find out what drove my heart and soul, and that my friends are the animals. I went back to Calgary for a year to complete the Veterinary Health Care Diploma and spend quality time with my parents after being away from home for 23 years. I deeply missed the island vibe, my friends that are family, and the ocean waves and wanted to work in a busy Emergency Hospital, so I pursued a brand-new career and landed the opportunity of a lifetime.

Working with CIVEH, I can honestly say I have hit the jackpot I was longing for, and I can only get richer from here. Helping our furry friends is something I have done naturally since I was a child, whether it be saving a bird from a bonk on the head after hitting a freshly cleaned window to searching for koalas and kangaroos in the Australian bushfires. I am grateful and fortunate to have found a place whose heart beats for all our precious animal babies. This is the beginning of something wonderful, and I am super stoked to grow with this incredible Team.

On my own time, I love to swim in the ocean, spend time with my friends and family, snuggle with my princess kitty Chloe, and jam out to music and play drums. I plan one day to have a yard full of all animals, a tiny log house and lots of land for my dream of owning a red wolf, or two, or three. I also enjoy a good book, movies, and hiking trails all over the island. I like to camp, have beach bonfires, and spend my time exploring outdoors and meeting all the animals nature has to offer.


Necrotizing Fasciitis found on Vancouver Island - Know the signs

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.

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