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Erika

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From a young age, I always wanted to work with animals in some capacity. I like the interaction with owners so a Veterinary administrative assistant seemed like the perfect fit for me. I graduated in 2006 from a Veterinary Administrative Assistant course from CompuCollege.

The area of veterinary medicine that I am interested in is Feline behaviour and feline friendly practice in the clinic.

The thing I love most about my job is educating owners on their pet's health and care.

A fun fact about myself is that I have a special place in my heart for orange cats and they are the highlight of my day when they come in for care. I also share my home with my husband, 2 children, and 2 handsome orange cats.

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Your Dog's Fear is Real

Fear in dogs is not unusual in a veterinary office setting, just as we may have some fear or trepidation surrounding doctor or dentist visits for ourselves. Labels for these dogs have sometimes been applied in years gone by, such as “bad” or “vicious,” but we now know much more about fear responses in dogs,and fear-based aggression can be excruciatingly real for these canine patients.

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