Tanis grew up here in Saanich, then  moved to Kamloops BC to attend the Animal Health Technology Program at the Thompson Rivers University.  Graduating in 1999, she moved back to Saanich and started working as an Animal Health Technician. Tanis has been working at Mckenzie Vet Services since 2007 (minus a couple of years in between for maternity leaves). Although she doesn’t  currently have any family pets, Tanis says she sees  a dog in her life in the near future.