Sarah Labelle, RVT
Born and raised in Renfrew County, one would think that it was only natural for me to go into the veterinary field, when in fact, it was not until I was around 14 that I found my love for animals. Until then, I actually wanted to be an airline hostess.
I spent my weekends with my childhood friend on her stepdad's farm in a little town called Powassan, where my love of animals came to light. I would spend weekends, and eventually, summers helping around the farm with milking the cattle, looking after the calves and, of course, haying. I also spent many hours socializing the barn cats, so anytime you walked in the barn, they ran over to you for cuddles.
I started my career in veterinary medicine in 2001 when I attended St. Lawrence College, in Kingston where I received my diploma as a Veterinary Assistant. Later in 2010, I returned to school to become a technician through Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, graduating in 2012.
Why Pinnacle? That's a good question; better yet, why not Pinnacle?! My fellow coworkers are truly amazing and incredibly supportive of each other.
Fun Fact: I used to whitewater kayak, I own a photography business and I am an avid long-distance runner.