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Born and raised in Victoria, Alaysha is currently attending the University of Victoria, completing her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. She has grown up with cats as always part of the family, and currently shares her life with two feline friends – Maggie and Penny. Although cats hold a special place in her heart, as an animal lover through and through, Alaysha admits she also becomes equally enchanted by every animal she encounters!

Alaysha has been fascinated by medicine and science since she was little, but in the last few years she has decided that veterinary medicine is the path she can see most clearly for herself, and has seriously committed to pursuing it. Once she completes her undergrad degree, she plans to attend veterinary school. 

When not helping patients and clients at ELVH or studying hard, Alaysha likes to take the opportunity to go for hiking adventures to take in the beauty of Vancouver Island. She also took competitive and recreational dance classes for 15 years, and this is still her favourite hobby.