Hello all! I am one of the newest additions to the South Porcupine Animal Hospital Team and couldn’t be more excited to meet you and your beloved furry, scaly or feathered friend! I was born and raised in Northern Ontario and pursued an undergraduate degree in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph in 2009. I completed three years of undergraduate study before being accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College. Four years of veterinary school came and went quickly! I was elected co-president of our class, volunteered for a birds of prey rehabilitation centre (Wild Ontario) as team lead with a stunning red-tailed hawk, and was actively involved in extra-curricular activities at the College. My studies brought me to many corners of the world including the Global Vets initiative in Thailand and Laos (working with an elephant sanctuary, wildlife centre and an international dog rescue), spay/neuter clinics in Costa Rica and Panama, as well as a veterinary externship in sunny Queensland, Australia. Following vet school, I successfully completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship with the 404 Emergency and Referral Hospital in the GTA. I learned so much during this intensive year, and was subsequently hired on as a full time Emergency Veterinarian with the 404. I have always yearned to return home and now, together with my wife Paige, shelter dog Zoey, green iguana Quazi and lovebird Kiwi, we have made the choice to set up roots for our future in Timmins. I have known Dr Carla and Dr Corinne for many years now, and couldn’t be happier to join this dynamic team in South Porcupine! My interests are vast, however I am particularly partial to small animal surgery and emergency medicine, as well as exotic animal medicine. During my downtime from clinical work, I truly enjoy doing anything active and outdoors, traveling anywhere in the world and spending quality time with family and friends.