Our Veterinary Technician Team

Rachel - Technical Team Manager

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? Let's see, I've been a nurse since 1996, came to work at AVH in 2002, left in 2014 (to be a mommy) and came back for good in November 2018.

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? I love people, yup, PEOPLE.

My job would be easier if ... people loved as unconditionally as animals do.

When I'm not at work, you might find me ... hanging out with my husband and kids.

What is number one on your bucket list? To stay in Cinderella's castle in Disney World.

What is your favorite dog breed? Sorry, can't choose one, I love them all!!

Ruthie

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? June 1994

If this wasn't your career, what would you be doing? I would be working with horses in some capacity.

Where is your most desired vacation destination? I have always wanted to spend some time on a Dude Ranch

What is your favorite dog breed/cat breed? I have always loved German Shepards.

What was your first pet? I had a horse named Charlie.

What was your first car? Thunderbird '65

Sheena

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? June 2007

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? I love animals.

If this wasn't your career, what would you be doing? I would probably be a Labor and Delivery Nurse.

My job would be easier if ... animals could talk.

When I'm not at work you might find me ... at the Energy Barre, yoga, running or the dog park.

What is number one on your bucket list? I would love to own a Country Store.

Adam

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? October 2011

When did you decide to become a Vet Tech? When I decided to turn my love for animals into a career.

If this wasn't your career, what would you be doing?  I would be in some sort of construction.

My job would be better if ... there was an easier way to take temperatures.

What is number one on your bucket list? To attend the Montreal Canadiens Fantasy Camp.

What was your first pet?  A Golden Retriever Mix named Justin

What was your first car? 1976 Chevy Camaro

What is one item you could not live without?  My pocket knife.

Nikki

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? August 2012

If this wasn't your career, what would you be doing? Cirque du Soleil

My job would be easier if ... cats loved cookies as much as dogs!

When I'm not at work you might find me ... hiking with my husband and Peanut (my dog), watching the stars on a clear night, on my yoga mat or at the beach.

Aside from working with animals, what are you most passionate about? My family, handstands, the stars and the moon.

What is one item you can't live without? My glasses! I'm blind with out them.

What is your favorite holiday? Any holiday when my dad comes to town.

Kendra

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? September 2014

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? My passion for animals, interest in medicine and the desire for a challenge both mental and phyiscal.

If this wasn't your career, what would you be doing? I would be a park ranger or an organic farmer.

My job would be easier if ... my patients could speak.

When I'm not at work you might find me ... hiking, riding horseback, kayaking, camping, at the beach, really anywhere outside in nature.

Aside from working with animals, what are you most passionate about? Nature and wildlife conservation.

What is number one on your bucket list? To travel and explore as much as I can. I would love to hike all the national parks.

 

 

Jess

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? September 2015

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? I have a strong passion for healing animals.

If this wasn't your career, what would you be doing? I would be healing humans.

My job would be easier if ... someone invented a better thermometer.

Where is your most desired vacation destination? The Cat Island in Japan

What is your favorite dog/cat breed? I LOVE black cats!!!

What was your first pet? "Kisa" the best kitty cat EVER

Patti-Ann

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? July 2016

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? My love for animals.

If this wasn't your career what would you be doing? I would be a historian.

When I'm not at work, you might find me ... reading and playing tennis.

What is number one on your bucket list? I would love to travel the world.

What is your favorite dog breed? Husky

What was your first pet? A black cat named Jet.

Stefanie

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? August 2017 but I have been a tech since 2006

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? My love for animals.

If this wasn't your career what would you be doing? I would be a human nurse.

When I'm not at work, you might find me ... at the beach as long as it is summer.

What is number one on your bucket list? I would love to sky dive!!!

What is one item you cannot live without? Seltzer

What was your first pet? Misty, the sweetest dog ever.

Loriann

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? I started in March 2018 as a Tech Assistant and just recently got promoted to a Technician (April 2019).

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work with animals.

If this wasn't your career what would you be doing? I would be a zookeeper at the San Diego Zoo (or any zoo where the animals lived in environments designed to mimic their natural habitat).

What is number one on your bucket list? Scuba diving with sea turtles

Celeste

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? July 2018

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? After my feline companion of 16 years crossed the rainbow bridge I wanted to make myself of service to hold space for others as they care for their animal companions, particularly the more challenging end of life care where the most support is needed.

When I'm not at work, you might find me at Salty Buddha, Far from the Tree, home painting or at the beach kicking it with my cat!

Meaghan

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? May 2019

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? I knew I wanted to work in a medical field and decided to head in the veterinary direction due to my love of animals.

When I'm not at work, you might find me at the beach, on the ocean or in the mountains skiing.

What is your most desired destination? I would love to travel to Thailand

What is your favorite dog/cat breed? Golden Retriever, they make the cutest puppies.

Torrie

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet? May 2019

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech? 

When I'm not at work, you might find me ...

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