Vicki Goodwin has spent over 20 years in the animal care field. Before joining our team, Vicki worked in management and administration at a large emergency specialty practice in the Greater Toronto Area. Her duties at our clinic are performed behind the scenes, where she handles office work and IT issues. However, you can sometimes spot her lending a hand answering phones or assisting a patient anytime the need arises.
Vicki says, “I enjoy working with this fantastic group of people, who together offer some of the best medicine I’ve had the good fortune to witness.” Her favorite part of her job is ensuring the practice runs smoothly. By doing this, she says, it “helps our patients by creating an environment where our veterinarians, technicians and staff are free to excel at what they do!” She enjoys looking for opportunities to promote the practice and organizing new print materials for referring veterinarians and clients.
Vicki earned her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in English and Psychology with honors. At home, she has three pugs, a 13-year-old fawn male pug named Reilly, an 8-year-old female black pug named Leila, and an 11-year-old blind, one-eyed pug named Quincy. She is a volunteer for Pugalug Pug Rescue, and she offers her house as a foster home for pugs in need. Reilly and Vicki previously enjoyed agility training, before Reilly got a bit too old. Vicki and her late pug, Rosie, once volunteered at their local chapter of St. John’s Ambulance in the therapy dog program. In her free time, Vicki enjoys spending time with her friends and family, in particular her adorable nephew. She also enjoys hiking, camping, reading a ridiculous number of books, watching documentaries (that no one else can stand) and spending time with her three wonderful pugs.