I was born and raised in Calgary and the love and care of animals have always been a big part of my life. Coming from an outdoorsy family, I learned to love and respect not only the domesticated animals I grew up with, but the wild animals I often encountered, and I’ve always known that this love and interest would be reflected in my career.
In 2020 I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology (First Class Honours). I have also been fortunate to have exposure to a variety of different animals through different organizations. I have interned with the wolfdogs at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary for three years, learning all about the distinctive needs and challenges of wolfdogs and helping to educate the public about these unique animals. I also volunteered at Cochrane Ecological Institute, gaining knowledge of the care and biology of injured and orphaned animals, both big and small, furry and feathered. These opportunities furthered cemented my love for animals, not only for their direct care, but also in terms of the conservation of wild populations.
Joining the Arrowhead team has been an amazing opportunity, and I am incredibly thankful to be a part of this amazing team. Each day I learn a new skill or fact, and have all of my many questions about animal medicine answered by the very knowledgeable staff.
In my spare time I love to paint, frequently painting the animals in my life and the beautiful scenery of Alberta, as well as getting outdoors and hiking. I currently live with my very loved senior kitty, Smudge.