About the Science
I grew up with a doctor for a Dad, and spent many dinner conversations becoming fascinated with how bodies work. As I entered my teen years and started reading books on veterinary medicine, the discussions turned more to comparisons between animals and people! I am a confirmed Science Geek with an interest in many branches of science; I love that I have a career that challenges me to keep learning, and presents puzzles to solve on a regular basis.
About the Bond
The bond between people and their animals has always been important to me – animals have always been a big part of my life. My horse, when I was a teenager, was my escape and my solace from all the stress and anxiety that goes along with being an adolescent. My assorted “fur-friends” have seen me through the best as well as the most difficult times of my life. I am committed to supporting the bond between people and their pets. I want pet parents to feel empowered in the care of their pets, to understand their pets’ issues and what they can do about them. I want to address the frustrations that can get in the way of a good relationship with a pet, when unpleasant behaviours arise. The love and companionship of a pet can be an enrichment to any person’s life. My goal is to see that friendship flourish, and last in comfort and health for as long as possible.
I live now in Oak Ridges, with my wonderful and supportive partner, my two boys, and his little boy. Our busy household is rounded out by the members wearing fur, scales and a shell: 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 turtles, 2 snakes, and a fish tank.