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Alicia Goodkey

Registered Veterinary Technologist | Area Trainer

From a young age, Alicia knew that animals were her life’s passion. She enjoyed bringing all sorts of creatures home to take care of and as soon as she was able, started working in any animal setting that she could. We are hard-pressed to find an animal that Alicia HASN’T worked with in one way or another as some of her highlight experiences include scuba diving to take blood from sharks, travelling to disaster areas to help pets (and their people) after natural disasters, tagging crocodiles for species surveys, performing anesthesia on a beach in Costa Rica for a spay and neuter program, and many more. Within her 25 years of work in vet med, Alicia has held many positions within hospitals, working her way from a kennel attendant to a practice manager. She graduated from West Coast College with her Vet Assistant Certificate and from TRU for her Veterinary Technology Diploma.

Alicia enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially loves mentoring staff and helping them find their passion within their clinic. This made Alicia well suited for the Area Trainer role. This role has Alicia travelling to different hospitals in the region to work with their staff and be a resource for that clinic’s individual needs. She really enjoys building these relationships not only with the hospital employees but also with her patients and their people to foster the best medicine that can be offered.

When Alicia isn’t working in the clinics, she is a mom to a human daughter, a Mexican street dog, a crested gecko, a green-cheeked conure and at any given time other “strays” that need a warm home and a full belly! She has a very understanding husband who she loves to have adventures with; as often as they can.

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) In Your Pets

Did you know that 1 in 6 cats over the age of seven, and 10% of all healthy dogs suffer from high blood pressure? Similar to people, there is a myriad of medical conditions that can predispose dogs and cats to have high blood pressure (hypertension).

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