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.

Professional information

Designation
  • Veterinary Technician, RVT
About Vet

I have 15 years of experience in a variety of areas in veterinary medicine, including small animals, exotics, alternative medicine, behavior 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 and phone skills. I have always tried to treat clients/patients how I would want to be treated in their situation and 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: Registered Veterinary Technician in Nova Scotia Experience as a College Instructor of Veterinary Technicians Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers Member The Pet Professional Guild Member

(CE = Professional Continuing Education)

Fear Free Level 2 Certified Professional

Noise Aversion and Nutraceuticals and Behavior Medicine

Understanding Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

Low-Stress Handling for your and Your Patients and You

Anxious and Afraid

Fear Free Certified Professional

Behavior Problem Triage

Disorders of Anxiety, Fear, Panic

Supplements for Behavior Problems

Making the veterinary visit a positive experience and managing fearful pets

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

Companion Animal Euthanasia

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

References Available Upon Request.

Location
  • Beaver Bank, NS, CA
Spoken languages
  • English
  • French
Experience with
  • Birds (Avian)
  • Cats (Feline)
  • Dogs (Canine)
  • Other Exotics
Licenses
  • Nova Scotia, CA
Capabilities
  • Consult on diet, nutrition & exercise
  • Consult on general health & wellness
  • Consult on behavioural issues
  • 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.

Available now on Apple and Play stores.

Vet on phone