I went to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) for two years and graduated with honours from the Animal Health Technology program. After that I started my bachelor of science in biology at the University of Alberta.
Duties of Current Occupation
Caring for 500 racing thoroughbreds at Northlands Racetrack as a vet tech (nurse). I work with one vet and many trainers to ensure every horse is healthy and ready to race. We do xrays, ultrasound, shockwave therapy, and many other treatments.
Equine Work Experience
I was in a 4H club and took riding lessons as a child and then owned my own horse for 3 years. I went to school to become a vet nurse and had to sell my horse in order to afford school, but after graduating I did my practicum at Northlands Racetrack. I was hired after my practicum and have worked with the racehorses every season for six years. My riding skills are not the best, but I'm excellent at handling green and easily excited horses.
Medical procedures, emergency medicine, sports therapy, and preventative treatments.
Type of Ride Work
I took Western and English lessons when I was young. When I had my own horse I took lessons from a grand prix competitor, but I was never serious about competing.
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