Niharika

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

I have been immersed in the world of veterinary medicine ever since I was a young child through my father who is a veterinarian. Animals had a profound impact on my childhood, as I made frequent trips to the vet clinic after school and quickly became very passionate about their health and wellbeing. I graduated from McMaster University in 2019 with honours, receiving my Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. Shortly afterwards, I started volunteering at Martindale Animal Clinic. Through my time shadowing our wonderful veterinarians and technicians, I quickly realized how much care and effort is put into making each visit valuable for each patient. My passion for animals and veterinary medicine led me to pursue many opportunities during my undergrad, whether it was through my position as president of McMaster’s Pre-Veterinary club or by volunteering at numerous different veterinary and animal care facilities.What excites me the most about veterinary medicine is the diverse avenues in which we can provide care to animals to better their quality of life. Being an AAHA accredited facility and working as Free Fear professionals, Martindale Animal Clinic has given me the opportunity to gain knowledge and learn various skills from a facility that always strives to deliver the best and highest possible quality of veterinary care.In March 2020 I was hired as a full time veterinary assistant and each day has been a new adventure! Every day I get to spend time working with brilliant, compassionate, and like-minded people, providing exceptional care to all the lovely pets we see. Befriending new patients is always something I look forward to each day!In January 2021, I will be heading to Grenada to start the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at St. George’s University. I feel that working here has equipped me very well for this new chapter of my life. I am so grateful and proud to be part of such a wonderful team. I cannot think of a better place to learn about compassionate veterinary care than Martindale Animal Clinic!

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