I was raised on a mixed farm (beef cattle and grain) in the prairie grain belt near Eston, Saskatchewan. My grandparents lived in the same yard and helped raise my sisters and me. My grandfather made sure we always had plenty of western pleasure horses to ride and took us to horse shows and trail rides when I was young. Of course, there were always plenty of barn cats, and through the year, a wide assortment of dogs on the farm as well! I think my love of animals was fostered from a very young age and probably heavily influenced by my Grandpa Cal.
I graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 2005 and have been working steady ever since. I started out at a busy mixed practice in Sundre, Alberta for my first 2 years. I enjoyed being in “cattle country” with a view of the Rockies. However, a certain guy in my life eventually drew me towards Manitoba. Eric and I both started working in Beausejour, MB in the spring of 2007 and are happy to call it “home” now. We got married here in 2009 and have definitely put down some roots!