Leigh Ann Symington
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Leigh Ann Symington

RVT
Vetster Wellness Coach

Leigh Ann is a Vetster Wellness Coach and licensed veterinary technician. This means they are not able to provide specific advice on a medical condition, diagnose or prescribe medication. If you feel you may require these services, please search for a Veterinarian instead. About appointment types.

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Veterinary Technician, RVT
About Vet

***UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming need for puppy classes I have paired up with Playful Pups Doghouse Adventures to offer Puppy School. Stay tuned for more info! ***

I have 15 years of experience in a variety of areas in veterinary medicine, including small animals, exotics, alternative medicine, behaviour and education. I graduated as an Animal Health Technician in 2009 and I still love what I do. I am very happy to finally see and participate in telemedicine here in Nova Scotia.

Throughout my career, I have prided myself on my technical skills but also my customer service skill and phone skills. I have always tried to treat clients/patients how I would want to be treated in their situation but patient care has always been of utmost importance to me. I have experience communicating with a diverse client base, under all kinds of circumstances, including very emotional ones. This was especially true while running my own business, my focus was geriatric care, where emotions run high.

Though I had stepped away from clinical work, coming back into a setting as an instructor for a College, has reminded me how much I love being a vet tech. Now through Vetster, I have a way to reach more people directly. I look forward to helping as many pets and owners as possible!

Credentials: (CE = Professional Continuing Education)

Fear Free Animal Trainer Certificate; In Progress

Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers Member

The Pet Professional Guild Member

Instructed Veterinary Technicians Students in Animal Behaviour

Fear Free Level 2 Certified Professional CE

Noise Aversion and Nutraceuticals and Behaviour Medicine CE

Understanding Fear and Anxiety in Dogs CE

Low-Stress Handling for your and Your Patients and You CE

Anxious and Afraid CE

Fear Free Certified Professional CE

Behaviour Problem Triage CE

Disorders of Anxiety, Fear, Panic CE

Supplements for Behaviour Problems CE

Making the veterinary visit a positive experience and managing fearful pets CE

The Aging Brain: Do pet’s get Alzheimer’s CE

Companion Animal Euthanasia CE

Part 1 through 5: Help People Through Animal Loss: A primer for Veterinary Teams CE

References Available Upon Request.

Location
Beaver Bank , NS , CA
Timezone: America/Halifax
Spoken languages
  • English
  • French
Experience with
  • Birds (Avian)
  • Cats (Feline)
  • Dogs (Canine)
  • Other Exotics
Licenses
  • Nova Scotia, CA
Coaching topics
  • Navigating nutrition from the new baby to the senior pet
  • Optimizing your new puppy or kitten experience
  • Tips and tricks on pet grooming techniques
  • Pet training, house training and litter box training

Online veterinarian and virtual pet care services available on-demand.

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