* ON MATERNITY LEAVE* Practice Manager, Registered Veterinary Technician
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Melanie spent many years in Kingston, Ontario before she completed her Veterinary Technician Diploma from Seneca College in King City in 2007. She has worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) for over 10 years and as practice manager at different veterinary hospitals throughout Toronto for the past 6 years. Melanie enjoys contributing to strengthening the human animal bond, staying current with advancing medical knowledge and applications, and building a strong presence in the community, and understands the importance of keeping the workplace progressive and fun in an industry that is not always puppies and kittens.
Animal welfare and rehabilitation are two of Melanie’s many passions. She has travelled and volunteered as an RVT across the globe, in the community program C.L.A.W (Community Led Animal Welfare) in South Africa, as well as with ARCAS (Wildlife Rescue, Rehab and Release Centre) in Petén, Guatemala., working hands on with not only cats and dogs, but also a wide variety of wildlife, including spider monkeys, jaguars, lions, deer, and parrots.
Melanie looks forward to contributing to all of Roncy Village’s community outreach projects and initiatives and is very happy to have joined the growing Roncy Village Veterinary team. When not at work, Melanie can often be found perfecting her Spanish, fostering and socializing Annex Cat Rescue kittens and cats as well as spending time hiking and enjoying the outdoors with her husband Andrew.