I’ve always had a soft spot for animals, always wanting to help
them and be the voice they don’t have. I can remember being around age 7
and leaving food out beside the house every night for a stray dog,
until I didn’t see him anymore. Then at age 12 I started to bring home
cats. My mother would be furious, but knowing how much I wanted to keep
them, she allowed them to stay until we found them permanent homes.
From childhood to adulthood my family has always had a furry companion.
Currently at home I have an amazing 4 year old boy named Austin, who
will be starting school this September. Then Sandy, a 13 year old German
Shepherd mix that has the spunk of a puppy. Last but not least there’s
Roger, the 6 year old destructive but sweet dwarf rabbit who absolutely
loves to eat his hay.
I began my journey with the Lasalle
Animal Clinic at the age of 18 as a co-op student from St. Charles
College here in Sudbury. Six months after my placement I was hired on as
a kennel assistant. Assisting the veterinarians with many procedures,
lab work, tending to the animals, equipment and clinic maintenance are
all part of my daily duties. Making sure the patients have what they
need during their stay is essential to my daily routine. This includes
food, water, clean comfortable bedding, plenty of attention, walks or
anything else that animal may require. With pleasure I will continue to
help provide service and care to the clients of the Lasalle Animal
Clinic for many years to come.
When we as a clinic can
help heal and see an animal’s health and well-being change, for the
better, it brings me satisfaction to know that I had a part in making