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Jackie

Registered Veterinary Technician

When you started at Centennial:  May 2017

Your position: Registered Veterinary Technician

Any relevant animal experience:  I’ve worked at a few different pet stores for a total of 4 years.  I was a veterinary assistant for 2 years and I co-taught the veterinary office assistant course for 2 years.  I’ve had pets (fish, dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and degus) all of my life.

Why you work with animals and what you enjoy about working with the vets/animals.

I’ve loved animals for as long as I can remember. I got my first goldfish when I was 5 years old and my first dog when I was 6. The veterinarians are always helping me learn more and the animals are always reminding me how special they are.

What your interests are outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my pets, reading and watching Netflix.  I love being outside in the summer, hanging out with my friends and family. I love tattoos.

Pet of your own (names, species, breed, age etc.)

Penny – Pomeranian 4 years old
Snickers – DSH 4 years old
Lu – Crested gecko 6 years old
Fish – African Cichlids – ranging from 5 months – 5 years old.

A memorable story:

When I was 6, my family and I were walking in Kildonan Park and I met a Great Dane for the first time. He was a Harlequin Great Dane and was as tall as me! I’ll never forget how excited and in awe I was.  It made me love dogs even more.

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