Danica was born to a farming family from eastern Saskatchewan, but her family moved to British Columbia, and she grew up calling the Fraser Valley home. She was always drawn to animals, and it was (and still is) hard to find her without a horse, dog, cat, cow, or even a pig nearby. Danica started riding horses at a young age and was involved in 4-H, Jumpers, and 3 Day Eventing with her thoroughbred gelding. She never looked back, and has wanted to be an equine veterinarian ever since.
Danica moved to Saskatchewan for her undergraduate education and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science in 2011. She continued on to the Western College of Veterinarian Medicine in Saskatoon and graduated in 2018 with recognition for exceptional equine care. Following graduation, Danica headed south to Salinas, California where she completed a 1 year internship focusing on all aspects of equine practice at Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinic. She had a strong interest in surgery, so she remained at SPEC where she completed a 3 year Equine Surgical Residency in 2022.
Danica and her family moved home to Canada, and she is looking forward to continuing her career as an equine veterinarian and surgeon. She enjoys working on all types of horses and her interests include surgery, emergency/critical care, and sports medicine. In her spare time, Danica can be found going on adventures with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She also enjoys anything outdoors, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.