Larissa was born and raised in the community of Spruce Grove but spent her weekends and summers at her aunt and uncle’s llama farm in Genesee, AB. She always knew from a young age she wanted to have a career working with animals. She graduated with honors from the Veterinary Medical Assistant program at NAIT in 2013 and furthered her education by completing the Veterinary Practice Management program through Olds College in 2017.

She comes to the clinic from a busy small animal referral practice in Edmonton and is excited to come back and work in the community she grew up in. Larissa is very compassionate and committed to providing the best possible care to clients and their furry family members.

Larissa and her husband Stephen share their home with their very spoiled Shih Tzu mixes, Max and Lacey. In her spare time, Larissa enjoys spending time with her family, walks in the river valley, and road trips to the mountains.