***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.