Hey Burnside Vet family, my name is Lauren and I’m a registered veterinary technician. I graduated from Dalhousie’s Vet Tech program in April of this year. I was very lucky to hit to job jackpot and end up working with Dr. Barry and his amazing team. I spent much of my childhood summers in PEI going on farm calls with my grandfather Dr. Albert Ings, this fostered my love of animals and veterinary medicine. I took a bit of a detour after high school (a 10 year detour to be exact) and got my diploma in Tourism and Hospitality and then spent 8 years working at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront. It was a wonderful adventure but veterinary medicine was still calling to me. In my free time I love to hike and go on adventures around the Maritime provinces. My boyfriend and I are in the midst of renovating our first property and I’m helping the sweetest foster pup of all time learn how to be a dog again.