DYK it is National Veterinary Technician Week??

This year, at Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic, we decided to do something extra special to celebrate…. We hired another Registered Veterinary Technician!


Please help us welcome Cara Noyes to the Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic Team!


Cara is a graduate of the Northern College Veterinary Technology program and brings over 10 years of experience working in a variety of veterinary hospitals. A self described ‘Crazy Cat Lady’, Cara and her fiancée and four cats (Marmalade, Percy, Bear, and Ike) moved to Sault Ste Marie to take advantage of all the Northern Ontario lifestyle has to offer.


Cara is looking forward to working with Dr. Palmer, Dr. Lewis-Palmer, Tara, and Cindy to provide top notch care for your pets. (Yes…. we now have two technicians named Tara and Cara…maybe we should start calling Cindy ‘Sara’??)


Veterinary technicians (aka RVT, or Vet Nurse) play a crucial role in veterinary practice. To become a Registered Veterinary Technician, you must complete a minimum 3 year specialized college program then write licensing exams. To maintain your license, you must complete ongoing Continuing Education.  Working with the veterinarian, technicians must be familiar with and responsible for all aspects of veterinary medicine – from obtaining blood and urine samples and running laboratory tests to administering medications, monitoring anesthesia and assisting in surgery.  They must be effective at communicating with the veterinarians, the pet owners and most importantly, the pets themselves!  They are often expected to answer the telephone, invoice clients and help keep the clinic clean and safe for everyone.  It is a demanding job that requires not only a passion for animals but intelligence, compassion and resiliency.  We are happy to celebrate these outstanding individuals.


The opening for Cara came about when receptionist Lorelee moved on to another employment opportunity. We would like to thank Lorelee for her two years of excellent work and wish her all the best in her future endeavors – we know she will do a fantastic job!