With thirty years of business experience in various aspects of industry and retail management and sales, predominantly in the area of Customer and Supplier Service Management, Dawn has extensive background in mentoring, teaching, seminar development and facilitation, and presentations. Education and training included Business Management, Manager as Leader and Coach, ISO 3T Certification, Managing Centers of Excellence, Developing High Performance Organizations, and Teacher of Adults .She was active as a Junior Achievement Consultant/Mentor for 3 years; as a Manager she developed and administered a Financial Development Program for University students.
In 1999 Dawn applied her business and people experience to the canine world. She completed the Certified Veterinary Assistant Program with highest honours and has since completed a course in Developmental Anatomy and Embryology, the Hill’s Veterinary Nutrition Advocate certification, Medical Royal Canin Nutrition Counsellor and the CKC Canine Good Neighbour Trainer and Evaluator certification. She continues her studies part-time to keep her skills current.
In April 2013 Dawn was certified in Intermediate Abdominal Ultrasound for dogs and cats.
Dawn has also owned and operated her own dog boarding kennel, pet supply retail business, is a certified dog & cat groomer and certified dog trainer.
Outside the clinic Dawn spends time with her Shelties Brodie and Marcie.
I am an avid reader, enjoy gardening, and ‘photography for the joy of it’. I have received 2 International Amateur Photography Awards. One, of course, of a Sheltie.