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Darlene Cannon, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

I was inspired to go into the veterinary industry after I did my co-operative education program in high school at a veterinary practice. Now I always make sure I give time and efforts to co-op students that come through multiple times a year here at Hillcrest. I took the Veterinary Technician course at St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology and successfully completed the registration exam after graduation many years ago.

I began working at Hillcrest Animal Hospital in 1997. I have enjoyed my employment here over the years as the practice is ever evolving to improve the medicine we offer to our patients and their owners.

I love all aspects of working in the hospital including client education, patient comfort and performing anesthetics and analgesia. Outside of the clinic, I teach children in schools and groups how to read body language and be safe around dogs with the "Be A Tree" program.

Every day is different, and I never know what each day will bring when I walk in the door. This is unique compared to other jobs because there is always an opportunity to learn and I never get bored. My favourite thing about Hillcrest Animal Hospital is that we always strive to offer what is best for our clients and their pets.

I have been an RVT for 20 years working full time and in my home life, I have 12-year-old triplets. My first pet was a Jack Russel Terrier named Monarch.

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