Team Member


Registered Veterinary Technologist

Tamara started out her career in the animal industry by volunteering at Animal Clinic West before attending the Fairview College to complete her Animal Health Technologist Diploma. She graduated with honours from Fairview in 1999 and then directly joined the Horizon Group in April. Even after 15 years, Tamara loves all aspects of being an Animal Health Technologist, especially a keen interest in animal nutrition.

Often overlooked, Tamara sees proper nutrition has being important for your animal’s overall health and loves to help clients choose the appropriate food for your loved one. She also loves to research difficult cases with the veterinarians and unravel the mysteries that some cases hold.

Tamara has attended the specialized training and tour that Hills, a global leader in pet food, which enabled Tamara to see how pet food was processed and how amazingly clean the facility was. This training has enabled Tamara to confidently recommend and educate clients on the correct food for their pet.

In Tamara’s spare time, she loves to scrapbook, knit, read, and travel. During the summer months, you can find her camping and boating with her husband and family, and since her husband is an avid fly fisherman, she is learning to enjoy fishing too! Tamara had a Rottweiler, Maddison, who was her pride and joy, but she sadly had to say good-bye to her in December of 2013. Maddison was almost 14 years old and is still greatly missed. Maddison was a terrific ambassador for the breed, as she was such a loving companion. In her younger days, Maddison attended 4 obedience classes and then enjoyed agility. Now Tamara has a new puppy, a corgi named Olive. She is a crazy, joyful little dog who makes everyone laugh with her strange Corgi traits, which include sleeping on her back with her legs in the air and playing with any food or treats before she eats them. Tamara also has 2 cats, Maci and Morris. Maci is a silver tabby and was found abandoned by the road, but now loves to curl up on a warm lap and kneed. She had an accident, so is blind in one eye, but this doesn’t hinder her at all. Morris is an orange tabby who was also abandoned, but found his way to Tamara’s loving home. He is a true red head as he has a slight temper especially if he’s brought into the hospital. Mostly a good boy though, he loves to play with toys, especially his spongy balls and kickeroo.