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Dr. Marie North named Veterinarian of the Year

posted Feb 11, 2019, 9:56 AM by Kathy Carr
During the Annual General Meeting at the 2019 Manitoba Veteri­nary Technologist Assoc­iation at the Central Canadian Veterinary Conference in Winnipeg, Dr. Marie North of the Carberry Small Animal Veterinary Clinic was named the Veterinarian of the Year by MVTA. This award is given to a veterinarian for their advocacy, education, professional ad­vance­ment and utilization of the unique skill sets of veterinary technologist in the workplace.
Dr. North was nominated for this award by fellow co-worker and Regis­tered Veterinary Tech­nologist Joelle Flynn. In her nomination letter, Joelle and the co-ordinator of Cats TNR Neep­awa had this to say about why Dr. North was very deserving of this award. Below is a copy of the nomination letter that Joelle sent in.
 Dr. North has an incredible commitment to her staff, to make the best working environment pos­sible, to seek im­p­rovement within the team and to work as a cohesive unit. She also immensely values working closely with our local cat rescue, Cats TNR Neepawa, to improve the health of, spay, neuter and vaccinate the local stray population. Her commitment to top notch, progressive and LOVING care for ALL animals, is inspiring and up­lifting. Dr. North provides approximately 90% of Cats TNR Neepawa’s medical and surgical care; donating thousands of dollars each month in time, service and product. The co-ordinator of the organization says this about Dr. North, ‘Oh gosh, for one, her dedication to helping us save stray and feral cats. The extras she does without charging for the benefit of the cat. Her love of animals and her selflessness to help them. She is fair and above all honest. Truly dedicated to our cause.’
Dr. North’s innate desire to provide our patients with elite medical care is what fuels her passion for continuing education and implementing advancement in the field. She treats all of our patients, homeless or with paying owners, with the same love and care that she offers her own pets.
Dr. North, who opened the Carberry Small Ani­mal Clinic on January 5, 2015, had no idea she had been nominated for the award. When she found out that she had won, Dr. North said “It feels very wonderful, but also very humbling to know that I have colleagues that think so highly and have the same passion and drive that I do.” 
Congratulations to Dr. North on receiving this award, we are extremely lucky to have her part of our community.
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