Vanessa has been very fortunate to have been surrounded by animals her entire life. This love for animals comes from her parents who somehow allowed she and her sisters to have pretty much every pet you can think of, including two pot belly pigs. Although she grew up in the city, she spent a large part of her teen years on a farm with her beloved horse, Posh. Since graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s of Nursing, her job involves caring for human animals. The majority of her time is spent with her beloved dogs, Max and Fig, who she adores beyond words.