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Melanie

Melanie

I joined the Mitchell Animal Hospital team in 2021. I have always had a strong passion to work with and help animals in any way possible. From a very young age I would take pride in caring for neighbour's and family members' pets whenever I got the chance. I have owned and cared for many different types of creatures from dogs, cats and small furry critters to lizards and snakes. Before working at Mitchell Animal Hospital, I was training and caring for police dogs as well as certified bed bug dogs. The training I did with the police dogs consisted of basic training, search and rescue, agility, personal protection and detection for various substances. I trained the bed bug dogs for detection as well, but specifically for alerting to bed bugs. I was responsible for taking the dogs into hotels, people's homes, libraries, student homes etc and have them search the whole area and they would notify me if bed bugs were detected. In my free time I enjoy going on hikes with my dog Barricade, spending time with my other animals, reading and learning/exploring new things.