Liz hails from the beautiful and majestic country of Canada, making Texas her home in 2015. She graduated in 1991 with bachelor’s degrees in Marine Biology and Animal Health Technology from British Columbia, Canada. With a fierce passion for advocating for all mammals, Liz has devoted her 30-year veterinary career specializing in Emergency Critical Care and Trauma medicine. Her fond love for animals began as a little girl playing on her grandmother’s neighbouring pig farm where she discovered and embraced her heartfelt calling to help God’s creatures.
Liz also attained her veterinary Fear Free certification a few years ago to further alleviate the anxiety, stress and fear animals may experience in the veterinary practice environment and to help cultivate a positive experience for them. She is licensed to practice as a LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician) here in Texas as well as a RVT (Registered Veterinary Technologist) in Canada. Her multi-faceted career has taken her on many paths, including serving as the President of the RVTTC (Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada) as well as the President of the ABVTA (Alberta Veterinary Technologist Association).
Providing excellent gold standard patient care and abiding by the “Do No Harm” Veterinary Oath is and always will be the utmost priority for Liz and her team. Advocating, providing mentorship and leadership, and educating the public and the veterinary community on the importance of the Veterinary Technician role in the veterinary industry has been an extremely fulfilling and a lifelong focus for Liz. Her professional memberships include NAVTA, TVMA, VHMA, ABVMA, RVTTC, CVMA, and ABVTA. Liz is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and is committed to fully living her life with gratitude, grace, joy, and humility, along with her three grown children, husband, three Dachshunds, and one Malti-poo. Liz is extremely excited to serve in her role as the Practice Manager of Jarrell Animal Hospital and always looks forward to meeting everyone in our fantastic community of Jarrell!