RVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) Treatment Supervisor
Lisa is our head Registered Veterinary Technician and has been an Allandale team leader since graduating with honors from St. Clair College in 1994. In addition to her responsibilities as team leader and technician, Lisa schedules her team, prepares our quarterly newsletter, maintains our website and blog, and helps organize extracurricular activities like our client education seminars.
In the winter of 2009, Lisa received her Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Anesthesia & Analgesia, as she has a keen interest in small animal anesthesia. To learn more about this technician specialty in anesthesia visit https://www.avtaa-vts.org/index.pml.
In 2010, a career highlight was traveling to Jamaica and visiting for a week at the Animal House, a non-kill shelter located in the Blue Mountains outside of Ocho Rios. Again in Oct 2012, Lisa traveled back to Jamaica right after Hurricane Sandy to see all her friends at the Animal House. For a third excursion she joined our team that traveled to Todos Santos, Guatemala for a week helping educate the locals about vaccinations, and working at a spay/neuter clinic. She traveled back to the Animal House in Jamaica for a third excursion in 2018 to help with the blood testing of over 120 dogs at the shelter.
Lisa recently celebrated her 25th year anniversary here at our hospital - a huge milestone! On the same day, she found out that she was the winner of the Barrie Advance Readers’ Choice award for the Favourite Veterinary Technician in Barrie!
Lisa is a huge Golden State Warriors fan, and enjoys travelling, the outdoors and has re-discovered a love for cross country and downhill mountain biking. Any spare time she has, you can find her at one of the local resorts skiing, or planning a ski vacation. From time to time, she authors anaesthesia related articles for the RVT Journal (the provincial journal for Veterinary Technicians) and she sat on the advisory committee for the Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Assistant programs at Georgian College for three consecutive years. Her latest agenda is speaking at the upcoming 2022 Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians Conference.