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I was born and raised in St. Thomas, ever since I was little I knew that I wanted to work with animals in some way! I started riding horses when I was 7 and spent most of my time at the barn with the animals, I couldn't leave any hurt animal behind, not even a rat! I knew that one day I wanted to work in the veterinary field. I went to Ridgetown for the Veterinary Office and assistant program in 2015. I joined Elgin Animal Hospital in 2020 and felt like part of the team immediately! I love coming to work every day, not just because of all the animals but to work with such great people. A fun fact about me is I use to show horses, My horse Timmy and I travelled all over the states as far as Texas competing! he has since retired and enjoys hitting the trails. When I am not at work Am either at the barn, outside or at home reading with my small zoo of 3 cats, 2 bearded dragons, a ball python, leopard gecko, and tarantula!


Veterinary Diets vs Store Bought Diets

Exactly why is Vet food so much more money? And why would I spend that when I can get the same food at the grocery store? Am I getting ripped off?! At $60+ a bag, yes, you would think that you might be getting taken to the cleaners on dog or cat food. Let me de-mystify the cost versus quality question. What you might not realize is that there are some very key differences between the food you buy at your veterinarians vs the foods you buy at the grocery or pet stores. We don’t sell theirs, and they CAN’T  sell ours for some key reasons. Veterinary food is formulated to treat a specific condition; think of it as medicine. Typically, a veterinarian would need to prescribe this nutrition for the treatment of a specific disease or condition. Hence the brand “Prescription Diet”. Store-bought brands are for wellness and prevention, NOT treatment - this is a very important distinction!

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