Registered Veterinary Technician, RVT
Christina joined the JDF team in 2008 as one of our part time technicians (RVT). She is originally from Montréal, QC where she completed her VT program. She worked with marine mammals at the Parc Aquarium de Québec for some time before moving to Victoria in 2003 to complete a Double Major in Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Christina is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator (IWRC certification program), and the Senior Wildlife Rehabilitator (SWR) at the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin, BC.
In her spare time, Christina is the Vice-President of the Oiled Wildlife Society of BC, the OWS Oiled Wildlife First Responders Training Coordinator, the President of the Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Network of BC, the WRNBC representative for the Oiled Wildlife Trust of BC, and an instructor for the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC). She also volunteers her time with Vets for Pets, a local organization that provides free basic medical care to low income and homeless people’s companion animals and with the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) that provides free professional veterinary care by conducting animal health and spay/neuter clinics in Canada and abroad.
Over the years, she has completed a number of training courses and has gained experience volunteering in various wildlife rehabilitation centres in different countries such as Guatemala, Belize, and South Africa and Hawaii, where she worked with endangered African penguins and other endangered species of seabird and waterfowls. She also regularly attends wildlife related conferences and training in order to provide the best possible care for Vancouver Island’s orphaned, injured and in distressed wild animals.