Ellysa recently graduated from NAIT’s AHT program in 2019 and is excited to be a part of this fantastic team. Ellysa has always had a passion for animals; furry, feathered, scaled… she loves them all. Ellysa’s journey to RVT started young, convincing stray cats to follow her home, watching the cattle graze on her uncle’s farm, adopting a pair of gerbils to take care of, and curling up on the couch with her cat, Pumpkin.
Later, she started working at a pet store which further made her love and appreciation for companion and exotic animals grow. While in her first year at NAIT, she started a summer student job at a small animal clinic and furthered her technical skills, working hard to become the best she can be.
Now graduated and registered, Ellysa is still learning new things every day and am continuing to grow. She has an interest in radiology, laboratory work, and geriatric medicine (Bring on the senior citizens!). At home, she has two cats (Smokey and Eevee), two budgies (Murphy and Bennie), and a brown-headed parrot (Spike).