Melissa grew up 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’s RVT employment has had her work in Mississauga, Kingston and St. Catharines prior to joining our sister hospital Borderview Veterinary Hospital in 2013. After completing her maternity leave, Melissa joined the Niagara Veterinary Emergency clinic full time until her return to Borderview in 2018. Melissa transitioned to Pelham Animal Hospital in July 2019, she also still needs the emergency medicine in her life and continues to do occasional shifts at NVEC. She currently lives in Niagara Falls with her daughter and two cats, Tucker and Tyson. Melissa is an avid Leafs fan, concert goer, loves sports, spending time with family and friends, as well as reading, road trips and spending time at her families cottage.