My interest in veterinary medicine began when I was eight years old and my dairy 4H leader told me I should consider being a veterinarian. Growing up on a small farm in Salmon Arm B.C. gave me a chance to become familiar with a wide variety of livestock – we raised cattle, chickens, turkeys, horses, rabbits and pigs, and we always had a yard full of cats, dogs, and other creatures! As I progressed through school, I realized that my love for working with animals blended perfectly with my interest in medicine. In 1997, I graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. My career began out in Alberta, first in Barrhead, then in Leduc after marrying my vet school classmate, Claus. We moved to Beausejour in 2001.
The years have flown by, and we now have three boys, all of whom enjoy the adventures created by a life centred around veterinary practice!