Victoria Ryan, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

I grew up in the Quinte West area- we always had a pet whether that be a cat, hamster or a fish. I always wanted a dog and finally when I was 15 we adopted 2.

In high school, I wanted to be a radiologist technician or an ultrasound technician. I only learned about the full role of a veterinary technician in my last year of high school and realized it was exactly what I wanted to make a difference in animals lives as well as perform hands-on skills daily (including X-rays and ultrasounds)

I chose the veterinary field because I’ve always had a huge interest in science and medicine, as well as being a big animal lover and advocate. Veterinary Medicine is the perfect mix of those two things. I attended Northern College and graduated as a Veterinary Technician in 2020 and will soon be taking the exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

I love talking with clients and helping them and getting to know them and their pets. A veterinary technician’s position involves all aspects of the clinic and requires a lot of responsibility including administering and monitoring anesthetic which I have found super interesting!

I chose Hillcrest for a month-long placement in January 2020 because I have always heard good things about the clinic and staff, and knew their standard of medicine was current. I immediately wanted to start my career at Hillcrest because right off the bat on placement I noticed how everybody was always upbeat and thanking each other constantly. Secondly, I love Hillcrest because of the way every person interacts with our patients. It is exactly how I would want my pets to be treated by veterinary staff.

Fun fact about myself is I have been vegetarian for 5 years.