Mary Ellen started out at the Perth Veterinary Clinic in the 90s when she had a high school co-op placement with the clinic. She worked as kennel staff for a few years after that and started full time as a Hospital Assistant in the early 2000s. She took some time away from 2010 to 2016 but just couldn’t stay away and is back greeting clients and their pets, helping out wherever she can. Mary Ellen grew up on a mixed farm in the Perth area. She and her husband and 2 daughters live on a local beef farm where the farm work, 4H and enjoying the outdoors take up most of their time. Mary Ellen also is a hobby beekeeper and has always had some horses around, sometimes even finding time to ride!