Katie Phinnemore, CCR
I don’t remember what sparked my interest in veterinary medicine but I do know that it has always been there. So much so, that I am an aspiring veterinarian! As a teenager, I worked at Hillcrest after school and when I moved away for university, I reappeared every summer.
In 2015, I moved to Waterloo to begin my undergraduate degree. Finally, in 2019, I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science. I learned so much at Hillcrest during the summers; I knew that during my gap year, this is where I wanted to spend it.
I love all aspects of veterinary medicine but if I must choose, I would say surgery is my favourite! I try to take every opportunity to be a part of it!
Hillcrest is a wonderful place! I absolutely love the people I work with and I am grateful for the opportunity to keep learning!
One of my hobbies is collecting old veterinary textbooks. My favourite is an old textbook from the Ontario Veterinary College that was published in 1888! This was when OVC was located in Toronto and the University of Guelph didn’t even exist yet!