Sophie Leggatt

Veterinary Assistant

What inspired me to go into the veterinary industry, was the love I have for animals and helping to care for them. Since I was little, it has been my dream to work in the veterinary field. I graduated from Oulton College in July 2017 and joined the Riverview Animal Health Centre in August 2017. While I was doing my on-the-job training, I was learning lots of new skills, and information, and felt that the team made me feel right at home; this is the main reason I decided to join the Riverview team.

My first pet was a dog named Sandy who I adopted from the Miramichi SPCA. What I love most about my job is being able to help animals and seeing them go home happy and well. I love it when I get to see the smiles on owners’ faces when they get their pets back.

Everything about the hospital is my favourite; I love being here, learning, and growing to become the best veterinary assistant possible.

Fun Fact: I am a dog groomer and share my home with two dogs and two cats.