Melissa was born and raised in Niagara Falls and graduated from the 3‑year Veterinary Technology Program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario. She has been a registered member of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians since graduation in 2001. Melissa has worked as a RVT in Mississauga, Kingston and St. Catharines prior to joining the Borderview team to cover a maternity leave in 2013. She then worked Emergency Medicine at the Niagara Veterinary Emergency Clinic until returning to Borderview in 2018 – and still does the occasional NVEC shift in her spare time! She currently lives in Niagara Falls with her daughter and two cats, Tucker & Tyson. Melissa is a huge Leafs fan, enjoys sports, spending time with her family and friends, as well as reading, traveling and spending time at the cottage!