Libby Fulton knew she wanted to work with animals when she was child.
With a farm background and a lifelong interest in biology her path seemed naturally set toward veterinarian medicine.
After graduating from veterinarian school in 1990, she went on to work in the field before opening Arrowhead Veterinary Centre in 2008. Since then, she has focused her practice on providing state-of-the-art and compassionate care.
Her commitment to animal health earned her this year’s honour of Best Veterinarian in the Cochrane Eagle’s annual Best of Cochrane Readers’ Choice Awards.
It’s an honour she takes with gratitude but also a little discomfort.
“It kind of makes me uncomfortable because that’s not why I do what I do,” she said. “I am happy for the recognition and it feel like it’s an award for our team.”
Teamwork is a foundation of Arrowhead’s model, as Fulton said that extends beyond the work she and her staff do to incorporate the clinic’s clients.
“We just try to provide as exceptional and compassionate care as we can,” she said.
While she isn’t in it for the recognition, Fulton said the award is a bit of a motivator to continue meeting the expectations of the community.
“It makes me want to work harder and be better,” she said.