Growing up my two biggest passions were playing sports and helping animals. Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a veterinarian. When I was in university my friend asked me what my back up plan was if I didn't get into vet school and I didn't have one. She was applying to tech school and said that we should do it together so I applied and was accepted. My plan was still to apply to vet school once I was done tech school. Since I compete in show jumping everyone assumed I would go into equine medicine but I decided to do my practicum at Western which is a small animal specialty hospital. On my first day I walked into the ICU and they were doing CPR on a dog and asked me to jump in and help. I was so overwhelmed and thought I had made the biggest mistake and even considered dropping out of my practicum but I stayed and finished my first day. Once I was able to process the whole situation I knew I was in the right place but that there were going to many hard days ahead both emotionally and physically. Then I was introduced to critical care medicine and I knew that is where I belonged. I have amazing mentors and a whole team of people that work so well together to practice the best medicine we can. I am excited to continue learning and seeing what advancements will be made in critical care medicine.
654 - Jack Mara Training Session: IV Access
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM