Leith Williams grew up on an acreage in the Highlands just outside Victoria. As a child, she nearly drove her parent insane with her menagerie of pets. Dogs and cats, followed by rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, hedgehogs and degus inundated the property, eating potted plants and climbing drapes in the living room. Later, 2 horses arrived and 4 ferrets who (further) terrorized the household on a regular basis. What could she do to justify all this? Her path was obvious. Leith completed a BSc in Biology at UVIC in 2004 and completed her veterinary studies at Massey University in New Zealand in 2010 (where she and Dr. Piercy were study buddies). Leith started her career in early 2011 at McKenzie Veterinary Services and is excited to commence her first venture into practice ownership with her 2 business partners. Leith hopes clients with exotic pets as well as dogs and cats will appreciate her keen interest in animals of all kinds, and she very much enjoys being a true generalist.
In her spare time Leith is an avid outdoors enthusiast but with two young sons (Dane and Soren) she is a little more homeward bound these days, instead spending any free time (hahaha) gardening. At home at her acreage in Metchosin, she spends time chasing chickens out of her garden and growing a ridiculous number of plant species.