Catherine was born and raised in the rural community of Clyde River, PEI. Being part of the sixth generation of a family farm that raised Angus cattle, as well as sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs and a multitude of “free range” poultry species peaked her interest and love for the care of animals very early in life. Agriculture remained an integral part of Catherine’s life growing up through her involvement with the 4-H organization and the Maritime and Canadian Angus Associations. After completing three years of a Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Prince Edward Island, Catherine was accepted into the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI. After graduation, her interests in pursuing a career as a veterinarian were filled after taking a job with the Prairie Animal Health Centre in Weyburn. Catherine’s main interests in veterinary medicine include providing comprehensive dental care, as well as performing both oral and soft tissue surgery. At home, Catherine enjoys gardening (year round!), cooking, soaking up the sun on a sunny day outdoors and playing with her two cats, Simon and Sammy, and two dogs, Eddie and Higgins.