Courtney Stratton

Veterinary Assistant

Since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with animals. I can remember reading veterinary books as a child and always said when I grew up I would be a Vet. After volunteering and doing research, I realized the position of Veterinary Assistant was right for me. I have been in the field for eight years now and graduated the Veterinary Assistant program in 2010 working in clinics ever since.

I was initially hired at Sunrise before I even finished my program, doing my work term with them, and continued working there for six years before leaving to work at another clinic. I have recently started working at Sunrise again and could not be happier to be home. The first pet I had on my own is my pug mix named Brooklyn. She has been through everything with me. She will soon be turning 10. I love monitoring surgeries and observing surgical procedures. I also love talking to clients and building relationships with people and their pets!

I love being around animals, in general, every day. It is where I am meant to be. I have tried other jobs and have always come back to the veterinary field because it is what makes me happy. My favourite thing about Sunrise is that it feels like a family when you work there. Also, patient care is number one, which is important to me.

Fun fact: I am an artist and do pet portraits. I also make dog collars, bandanas, and accessories! I have six dogs, and six cats, so you can say I'm a little bit busy.

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Awesome staff. Dr. Dee is the best.

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