Hi! I’m Lori-Ann. My passion and love of animals since I was a child has lead me to become a veterinary assistant. Today, I'm fulfilling dreams through Whiskers and Wags. In the summers of grade 11 and 12, I volunteered at my cat's animal hospital and worked directly with our veterinarian to understand the daily routines of a veterinarian. I wanted to know what it would really be like if I were to become one. It was a very educational experience and I enjoyed it immensely. I have 20+ years experience working with and helping animals. While I was studying at Maritime Business, I was also doing co-op at an exotic animal hospital and graduated as a veterinary assistant with honours. I was trained in animal first aid and animal CPR. I have had training in oral and subcutaneous medication administration. I believe with my training, I can provide professional pet care for your best friend.
As I work with more clients, helping them through the issues with their pets, I realize that this is definitely what I meant to do. It is so rewarding to be able to help pet owners with medical and behavioral issues. I also take great pride in being able to educate pet owners on importance of pet care and proper nutrition.
Aside from that, I provide in-your-home nail clips which is becoming an invaluable service to my older clients who are no longer are able to drive or have pets that are uncomfortable with going to the animal hospital for a nail clip. They no longer have to put their pets through the stress of travel. I also take into account those of which may be on a fixed income. No pet should not receive care due to their owners financial situation.
Presently, I have 3 rescue cats that I care for, 1 of which is a diabetic. He has been diabetic for 7 years now and doesn't require insulin most of the time. Luckily, we have him stable and in remission. I am also now working with a client and her diabetic cat in hopes of remission. Update: that cat is in remission and has been for almost a year. See below.