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Brian

Brian

Registered Veterinary Technician

Everyone has a different reason for pursuing their particular career. Brian knows his reason for pursuing a career in the veterinary field: he wanted to make a difference in the lives of animals, both wild and domestic. That perfectly explains why he is now a registered veterinary technician at Dixie Road Pet Clinic!

Brian’s initial experience working with animals occurred during a co-op experience at a local animal shelter, where he was a kennel attendant. There he was able to witness these furry creatures at their lowest of lows and highest of highs. Through it all, he still took notice of just how compassionate they were.

After his experience at the shelter, Brian decided to go to Sheridan, where he brushed up on his anatomy and science knowledge. He then went on to Northern College, where he would study their Vet Tech Wildlife Rehabilitation program. After completing the program, he was able to secure a position at Dixie Road Pet Clinic a short time later.

When it comes to his favorite parts of the job, Brian really enjoys cytology. He likens it to a scavenger hunt, where instead of searching for treasure, you’re carefully looking for bacteria and yeast. He also likes the exciting challenges that come with handing anesthesia!


Katherine

Katherine

Registered Veterinary Technician

When you have a natural passion for animals and a keen interest in the medical field, it makes perfect sense to find a career that combines the two interests. That’s exactly what Katherine decided to do. Now that she’s a registered veterinary technician at Dixie Road Pet Clinic, where she gets to fulfill her dream about learning more about animals on a daily basis!

When it comes to her favorite parts of being at Dixie Road Pet Clinic, Katherine enjoys probing her patient’s behavioral tendencies. She also is fascinated with the nutritional aspect and how it relates to her patients, since it’s the “root of all health.”

Born and raised in Brampton, Katherine grew up an avid horse rider. She was always bringing home different animals, everything from cats to dogs to birds. She attended local Sheridan College, which she deemed “a great experience.”

Katherine currently lives with her husband and her teenage son, along with their 2 dogs. Whenever she has free time you can catch her listening to audiobook fantasy stories and watching fantasy and horror movies with her family.


Genea

Genea

Veterinary Assistant

When you run a vet practice, it’s important to treat clients well because one day, they just may join your staff. Just ask Genea. She was a longtime client of Dixie Road Pet Clinic and absolutely loved the way the staff treated her and her fur babies. In fact, she loved the atmosphere and the workplace so much that she eventually decided to join the staff as a veterinary assistant!

Ever since Genea was younger, she has had a desire to join the veterinary field in some capacity. She spent years focusing on her family and raising her son, so when he finally became an adult, she suddenly found herself with a lot of free time. This allowed her to pursue her dream of working with animals. Today she works for what she calls “the greatest vet clinic around.”

Genea used to have a dog named Rocky, along with two pet bunnies. Rocky suffered from extreme anxiety and wouldn’t interact with any other animals, but he took a liking to the bunnies. Genea would watch as the dog lovingly licked the bunnies’ ears, and in return they would play with the dog’s nails. Interactions like this are what pushed her to want to be around animals.

Genea grew up in Mississauga with her siblings and Greek-born parents. She loved the beauty of nature and spent a lot of time enjoying the great outdoors, and also had a passion for sports.

Today, she spends her free time hanging out with her son (who she calls her best friend) and her three dogs. Genea is also a Reiki Master, so she spends a lot of time studying and practicing energy healing and other forms of holistic health.


Lauren

Lauren

Veterinary Assistant

When you’re a veterinary assistant at an animal clinic, it definitely helps to be a lover of animals.
Lauren, a veterinary assistant at Dixie Road Pet Clinic, fits the bill. She takes pride in helping all life forms, including humans, but especially animals!

Lauren first got her foot in the door of the veterinary world while volunteering at a Brampton animal shelter. It was there that she gained a better understanding of animal behavior, and what it takes to care for them. That experience also caused her to witness some magical transformations of the animal patients – the kind of growth she finds to be very inspiring.

While Lauren enjoys many aspects of working at Dixie Road Pet Clinic, her favorite part of the job is dealing with surgery. She loves helping out during surgeries and enjoys witnessing the process, as it gives her a chance to observe the medical aspect behind animal science. Her quest for knowledge continues, as she plans on attending Algonquin College in 2022 to study their vet tech program.

Even when not at the clinic, Lauren has plenty of animals and activities at home that keep her busy. She has a black rescue cat named Kioki, who is obsessed with bellyrubs and loves catnip. You can find Lauren relaxing by playing video games, painting pictures, camping outdoors and reading poetry!


Jessica

Jessica

Veterinary Assistant

They say you should love what you do, and Jessica absolutely loves showing up to the clinic every day for a variety of reasons. She loves working in the rewarding environment the clinic offers, and she loves meeting cute, furry patients who remind her how important loyalty and trust are. Ultimately, her favorite moments occur when she witnesses a sad, sick pet heal and transform into a healthy, happy animal!

Jessica’s family is originally from Romania, where she would often see stray dogs and cats roaming the streets. She always felt the urge to help them, and now she’s able to do precisely that every single day. She currently has 2 dogs: Sherry, who she adopted from Romania, and Zu, her German shepherd who loves to play fetch.

While Jessica keeps herself busy at the clinic, she also keeps herself occupied in her free time. She’s a huge sports fan, so you can catch her playing beach volleyball, tennis and hiking. Whether it’s surfing huge waves in California or enjoying the sights of Hawaii, she also loves to travel!


Nicole

Nicole

Customer Service Representative/Veterinary Assistant

Animals are adorable, innocent creatures, so it’s not entirely surprising that people want to spend their professional careers being involved with them. Nicole can definitely relate to this. Her passion for animals has led to her being a customer service representative/veterinary assistant at Dixie Road Pet Clinic. This way, she gets to put her compassion for animals to use on a daily basis!

Born and raised in Brampton, Nicole grew up loving horses. In fact, her love of horses is what would indirectly lead her to the veterinary profession. After her beloved horse started developing health issues, she went to see a veterinarian. At first, Nicole was apprehensive about seeing an animal doctor, because she dreaded the possible diagnosis. To her pleasant surprise, the vet was extremely kind and helpful. Not only did she thoroughly answer all of Nicole’s questions, she also provided her with comfort and reassurance. This interaction sparked Nicole’s entry into the veterinary world, as she wanted to provide pet owners with the same warm feeling she had received.

To fortify her knowledge of animals even further, Nicole is currently studying Animal Biology at the University of Guelph. Her hunger for knowledge is evident; she wants to know why certain reactions occur in animals, and how to solve them.

Her favorite part of working at Dixie Road Pet Clinic is performing surgeries on animals. Nothing beats providing an animal with love and comfort from the moment they walk into the hospital with their owner, to the minute they leave. Nicole enjoys keeping these adorable furry creatures happy and cared for!

In her free time, Nicole still enjoys the company of horses and partakes in horseback riding. Photography is another passion of hers, as she has always been fascinated by the serene beauty that can be captured in an image.


Sarah D.

Sarah D.

Customer Service Representative

Sarah grew up her entire life surrounded by animals and a variety of exotics, so it was only right that she pursue a career in the veterinary world. Today, as a customer service representative at Dixie Road Pet Clinic, she’s able to be around those lovable animals and help educate their owners as well!

There are a couple of perks of being at Dixie Road Pet Clinic that make Sarah look forward to coming to work every day. She absolutely loves seeing the young furry patients grow into strong, adult animals. She also enjoys giving tips and tricks to pet owners to share amongst their family and friends.

Sarah grew up in downtown Hamilton with her parents, sister and their pets. She loved playing sports, participating in everything from soccer to basketball to rugby.

When she has some free time, you catch Sarah curled up on the couch reading a good book. Fun fact: She read the entire Harry Potter series in 3 days!


Amanda

Amanda

Customer Service Representative

Sometimes in life, you just have to try something new. Amanda had always loved animals, but had never had the chance to work with them. So when she stumbled across a job opening at Dixie Road Pet Clinic, she applied for it. Now she’s a customer service representative at the clinic, and gets to work with the animals she loves on a daily basis!

Amanda’s favorite part of being at Dixie Road Pet Clinic is watching all of the puppies and kittens meeting their new families for the first time. She knows that she’s witnessing something special watching them start on a new journey together.

Amanda grew up in Bompton with her parents and an older brother. She attended Humber and Loyalist College, where she earned a diploma in advertising, marketing and public relations. In her free time she enjoys playing with her young, energetic dog, Kai. You can also find her doing makeup and watching Korean and Chinese dramas.


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