Vanessa McKay


When Vanessa was young she knew she wanted to be involved in veterinary medicine. Originally she thought she wanted to be a veterinarian; through the help of her high school guidance counselor she found the Veterinary Technician profession. It was then she changed her path, realizing she was more interested in the hands on nursing care.

Vanessa graduated from Ridgetown College in 2002 and, after working in several clinics during school, she returned to Abbey Animal Hospital in 2003. She advanced shortly afterwards to the role of head technician. With each patient visit, Vanessa strives to make it as positive as possible and provide all the love and support that she would for her own pets.

When not at the clinic, Vanessa enjoys spending her time with her husband and 3 children. Her family enjoys kayak fishing, watching football and travelling to NASCAR races.  Frank, their orange tabby, was rescued as a young kitten and has chosen Vanessa as his person.  Frank reluctantly “allows” the rest of the family to live with them.