In the summer of 2014 we welcomed Julie to the RVC team. Julie spent some time in the corporate arena when she initially ventured out in to the world of work but it left her with a pervasive feeling of wearing an ill-fitted sweater. When she began volunteering at the BCSPCA (and eventually began working there full time) she knew immediately that she was working in the filed she was meant for – this sweater felt like a custom fit. In fact, Julie took the courageous step of going back to school at the age of 40 to train as and become certified as an Animal Health Technician (the Ontario equivalent of an Registered Veterinary Technician).
Originally from BC, Julie made the move to Ontario for, as she says, the only reason a girl would leave BC for Ontario – to follow a boy. But boy, are we glad she did! Julie’s positivity, maturity and commitment are repeatedly evinced in work at the clinic. Her love for connecting with pet parents and putting a little light in to the day of every person she interacts with has made her a custom fit for heading up our client service and reception. When Julie is welcoming you in to the clinic you can expect a cheery greeting, a big fuss over your furred family members and likely a bit of her quirky humour.
Julie lives in Etobicoke with “the love of her life”, Carlos, a Chihuahua rescued from Mexico. You might see Julie riding her bike in the neighbourhood, on her way to or from the clinic – Carlos in tow (or in basket), sun, rain, sleet or snow. Rumour has it that Julie is responsible for the bike tire tracks that led up to the clinic after a blizzard last winter. Julie’s favourite ways to spend her leisure time include cooking and consignment shopping.