Shayla-Anne has lived in various places around Alberta, but has spent most of her life in the Stony Plain area. She has always loved being around animals of all shapes and sizes, and from a young age knew she wanted a career working with them in some capacity. Growing up, Shayla-Anne raised many kinds of pets – from birds, to bunnies, to cats and dogs, which fuelled her passion for animals.

Before graduating from the Veterinary Medical Assistant program at NAIT, Shayla-Anne spent time volunteering at the Humane society. She is excited to be fulfilling her dream of working with animals and hopes to further expand her knowledge and pursue a career as a Registered Veterinary Technologist.

Shayla-Anne currently resides in Spruce Grove with her fiancé Kyle, two dogs Layka and Niko, a bearded dragon name Winston, and a Florida kingsnake named Ammy. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, camping, hiking, reading, playing guitar and listening to music.