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Sharon

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I grew up in Deep River, Ontario. I then moved to Guelph, followed by Kamloops, BC, Calgary, and Ottawa before living in Nova Scotia, where I am currently ruled by 6 cats and a dog.

My first career choice was to work in a zoo, but feeling sorry for wild animals behind bars, I knew I wanted to help animals instead. I wanted to use our amazing abilities to help those that are sick and injured.

I obtained a B.Sc. Degree in Zoology from the University of Guelph, followed by a Diploma in Animal Health Technology from Cariboo College, in Kamloops, BC.

I enjoy emergency medicine, never knowing what will walk through the door. I also enjoy animal nursing, caring for those that are critically ill or injured.

What I love the most is the clinic that I work at. We have such an amazing team of people that are dedicated to the lives of people's pets, to the owners, and to one another. We offer a high standard of care, set by the AAHA Guidelines. And the veterinarians have many years of experience, providing all of us a chance to learn from them every single day.

A fun fact about myself: I participated in a volunteer spay/neuter clinic in Baker Lake, Nunavut, with the Canadian Animal Assistance Team. While there I assisted in surgeries in a remote community that does not have access to veterinary care and I also had the opportunity to go for a hike on the Tundra.

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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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