Leith Williams grew up on an acreage in the Highlands just outside Victoria. As a child, she nearly drove her parent insane with her menagerie of pets. Dogs and cats, followed by rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, hedgehogs and degus inundated the property, eating potted plants and climbing drapes in the living room. Later, 2 horses arrived and 4 ferrets who (further) terrorized the household on a regular basis. Several large aquariums sprang up as well, their inhabitants reproducing and forcing further expansion. What could she do to justify all this? Her path was obvious. Leith completed a BSc in Biology at UVIC in 2004 and completed her veterinary studies at Massey University in New Zealand in 2010. She and Dr. Piercy, also a vet at McKenzie Vet, were study buddies. Leith started her career in early 2011 at McKenzie Veterinary Services and has no plans of leaving any time soon. Leith hopes clients with exoctic pets as well as dogs and cats will appreciate her keen interest in animals of all kinds. In her spare time Leith is an avid outdoors enthusiast with a passion for backpacking in the mountains and kayaking along B.C.’s amazing coastline, although the arrival of son Dane in 2014 has reduced the frequency of these formerly favourite activities. At home at her acreage in Metchosin, she spends time chasing chickens, ducks and bears out of her garden, obsessively pulls out invasive broom, explores the forest with her Mexican dog Nya and endeavours to keep her kitties AKA fur dispensors, Ora and Poody out of her aquariums.