Crystal Batt, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technologist
I grew up in a small community on a hobby farm in Nova Scotia. My dad was an Animal Control officer and SPCA agent, so I was exposed to many animals growing up, and at a young age, I knew I wanted to be a vet. Although I didn't make it to vet school, I did the next best thing and graduated as an Animal Health Technologist. I graduated from the Nova Scotia Agriculture College in 1993 and wrote a registration exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. I have worked in multiple clinics, a zoo and was also an instructor for Veterinary Technicians. I have been fortunate to be a part of the Pacific Rim team for a little over 10 years. Although we take our jobs very seriously, we do have many laughs, usually, at something silly, I say. You will also catch me humming tunes when I am concentrating or make up words to songs when I can't remember the words. I enjoy taking care of my patients before and after surgeries to make sure they feel comfortable and not stressed with their visits to the clinic. I am a wife and a mother of 3 very active children. I have a dog with special needs and a cat I fostered 9 years ago that has never left. I have been an active member of Port Alberni, volunteering in everything from Scouts to multiple parent groups for the activities my children belong to since moving here in 2006. Most people don't know that I have been a tenor drum player for the local Scottish bagpipe and drum band. In fact, my whole family has been a part of the band as bagpipes, and my youngest is a snare drummer. If I am not in Port Alberni on the weekend, my family is usually at a Highland Games. Although some clients may not see me because I am in the back, I want you to know that I am in the treatment area with your furry friends, and I am doing my best to help them with their care.