My path to becoming a veterinarian looks different than many. I didn’t decide to become a veterinarian until 2010, when I was in my third year of my undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s University. I realized that the veterinary field encompassed many of the different things I was looking for in a career. It would allow me to practice medicine, be a problem solver, help people, and of course (and most importantly) work with animals! A love and respect for animals was instilled in me at a very early age thanks to my mother and grandmother. I decided that year I would take some time to volunteer at a local Veterinary Hospital and it didn’t take long for me to realize that this was going to be the career for me.
What I love most about being a veterinarian is being able to improve the quality of life of my patients. Whether it is a senior patient with arthritis or dental disease, a cat with chronic GI issues, behavior discussions such as separation anxiety or leash aggression, the list goes on and on. No two appointments are ever the same and that makes every day exciting.
Our goal at Burnside Veterinary Hospital is to create a culture where we can have open and honest communication with our clients that in turn allows us to make the best plan for their pets.