Animal Care Assistant
I am a concert-loving blue jays fan who also enjoys a good challenge. My very first dog was a Beagle and his name was Pete. I graduated from the Veterinary Reception Program at Ridgetown College in 2000 and have worked at a few other veterinary facilities, prior to joining my Clappison Family. I began my adventure in the veterinary field in 1998, when I worked part-time as a kennel assistant. I grew up as a little country girl on a tobacco farm and have had the privilege of being raised with many different animals. I do truly believe that it has shaped the person I grew up to be. I was my mother’s nightmare as far as worrying about what animal might be in tow with me and needing my help. I wouldn’t hesitate to scoop up anything from orphaned birds to injured baby bunnies along with other wild animals. I currently have three dogs: Chesney my sweet little beagle, Chibs, a fun loving Labrador Retriever and Peppa my little scaredy hound. I have five cats: Wilbur, Roosifee, Stewart, Mac Cat and his sister Miss P (who were my foster fails). I also have two horses, named Ebert and Milagro. I am often seen up front and in appointments. I am in my glory when discussing nutrition with clients and helping them select a diet option that will benefit their pets. I love the interactions with the clients and I love meeting their pets. My main passions are my animals, I enjoy spending my time being in their presence. I enjoy all the opportunities, being around them has given me in becoming the person I am today. I learned a lot from them and still continue to learn from them, which has been an amazing gift.