Being born on a hobby farm I probably spent as much time while growing up, learning to be a sheep, a dog, and a chook as a human being. My ‘pet’ Hereford steer, Norman, taught me trust and to act calmly and gently.
Working at SBHVC over the last seven years, I’ve been amazed at what we can do with medicine, surgery, and complementary therapies to help animals. It is very rewarding, and I appreciate the holistic options we offer at SBHVC.
My ‘soul mate’ dog, Timmy (1992–2012) and I learned many lessons about life and loving together and I will forever have compassion and understanding for those who are losing or grieving for their animal companion. I am a huge advocate for animals as part of families.