Dani grew up on a hobby farm near Lucan, Ontario, where she enjoyed the company of goats, chickens, pigs, ducks, pocket pets, and a sheep who went by Fred. It wasn’t hard for her to fall in love with animal care early on in life. After Dani helped to nurse a baby pig back to health on her family farm, she made the decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine!
Dani completed a two-year cooperative career placement program at a local vet clinic during high school, and continued to work as a Kennel Attendant throughout high school and college. She attended the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus and graduated in 2007 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Dani first met Dr. Egli while working at another local hospital, and was happy to join forces with her again here at Oakridge Animal Clinic. She first joined the team in the fall of 2014, left for a short time in 2016 to pursue other opportunities, and then rejoined the clinic family halfway through 2017.
Around the clinic, Dani enjoys caring for senior pets, working on dentistry cases, and monitoring pets under anesthesia. Most of all, she loves that she gets to learn something new on a daily basis and that she’s constantly kept on her toes!
When she’s not at work, Dani likes hiking, playing on a floor hockey team in the winters, hiking and horseback riding, fostering dogs, and spending time with her own pets at home. She has four cats—Gus, Franklin, Harvey, and Ezra—. Dani also shares her life with Edgar the crested gecko and a horse, Atlas, whose favorite pastimes include going for trail rides and getting snacks. Dani has a special place in her heart for Dobermans.