Dr. Armstrong was born and raised up in wintery Timmins Ontario, and like many of her colleagues, has known since she was a young girl that she wanted to be a vet. She attended every wellness exam her cat needed as a child, trying to absorb what she could, and read a multitude of animal themed books until she was old enough to work in a clinic. She spent 8 years in her local animal hospital as a veterinary assistant, four of these in the summers in between studying for her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Armstrong volunteered at her local humane society, shadowed a dairy veterinarian, and visited Costa Rica and Nicaragua to provide veterinary aide to underserviced areas. In 2019, her long-time dream came true, and she was accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College. She graduated in 2023, joining Buck that same year.
Dr. Armstrong is a member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Information Network. She has a special interest in preventative medicine, behaviour, nutrition, and ophthalmology. She also has a place in her heart for exotics medicine (birds, rodents, reptiles, etc), and hopes to expand her experience in this area.
Outside of work, Dr. Armstrong loves to run, play soccer, birdwatch, and spend time with her beloved family and friends, especially in nature. And of course, not a day goes by where she doesn’t bond with her snuggly ragdoll Bear, and spunky black and white kitten, Panda.