I approach my work as a veterinarian and clinic owner with passion and energy. I also have boundless enthusiasm for gardening, swimming in cold lakes, walking in the woods, taking photos of life around me, and enjoying my brood of four-legged friends, Yvette, Yukon, Sugarbelle, Foster and Little Grey with the help and patience of my two-legged husband, Tim. And of course, our most fabulous little boy, Finn.
The challenges of being a veterinarian are numerous but the rewards are plentiful. Every day there is laughter, absurdity, cuteness, hope, surprise and loss. I am grateful that as a veterinarian, my work is so intellectually and emotionally stimulating. I am a perpetual student of an ever-changing and advancing profession, and I am glad to give my all to my patients.
I graduated from McGill University with a degree in Anthropology in 1994 and then went on to pursue my degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Guelph, graduating in 2002. Throughout my summers I worked first as a tree planter and then as a cook for hungry tree planters, where I warded off skunks, bears and ants from my cook-tent in Northern Ontario and Alberta. I travelled across Canada multiple times (and once up to the Yukon). I miss those carefree, roving days. But I am also grateful for the deep and solid roots that have grown by being at the clinic for 12 years, right in the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal!