Laurel is a pillar of Veterinary Technology profession. Not only has she been instrumental in the conception of the EVTA but she has provided education to majority of the RVTs in practice across the maritimes and extending into the rest of canada. She has sat on nearly every board and participated in various committees for the progression of RVTs throughout her career, and continues to provide insight and support to the EVTA board.
Janet has been an RVT for more than 10 years. She graduated from Douglas College and passed the VTNE in British Columbia in 2012. After living, and working in general practice, there for 8 years, she moved to NS and began practicing here. A love for Atlantic Canada soon developed and she has spent her time here immersed in the veterinary industry. After working in a privately owned general practice for 18 months, she branched out on her own and now spends her time as both a relief RVT in multiple clinics in the Halifax area and as a housecall RVT serving patients who are better served out of a clinic setting.
In her career so far, she has also dabbled in integrative medicine, as well as teaching and training newer RVT’s to be the best they can be. She has many special interests - anesthesia and pain management, nutrition, radiography - as well as improving the human animal bond through open communication with the veterinary team and low stress handling and care wherever possible.
In her spare time, she can be found exploring Atlantic Canada with her partner and dog, trying to see new lighthouses, or spending time at home with her guinea pigs.
Candice graduated in 2018 and has worked in the industry since 2017. She has worked in various practices ranging from rehabilitation/herbal medicine, emergency, exotics, and general practice. Candice was recently sent by her company to Alberta to participate in a 5 day course to increase/enhance her knowledge and skills to become a Mobilized RVT and is proud to bring this new initiative to Nova Scotia.
Candice is passionate about training and educating new RVTs, and spends a lot of time on continuing education and what she can do to better the industry. She is very excited to be a new director on the EVTA board and looks forward to what she can do to get more involved.
In her personal time she is seen spending time with her chocolate labs Kaylee and Griffin at the beach, with her family and friends, or behind her camera capturing moments that she shares on her photography business page.
Member at Large (NS)
Sian lived and grew up in Cardiff, South Wales until she moved to Canada in 2012.
Sian has always been passionate about animals and thought about veterinary medicine as a career when she was younger. However, a different path into office administration actually lay ahead. After getting her very own, albeit accident prone, chocolate Labrador puppy, Hamish, her passion was rekindled. Sian completely changed her career and requalified as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Best career decision she ever made!
Outside of being an RVT, Sian can be found either swimming (indoor and outdoor), watching rugby or spending as much time as possible hiking with Hamish, occasionally inviting her husband along too!