Marie-Lucie (ML) grew up in Sherbrooke, Québec. She took her veterinary training at the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec and graduated in 2002. During her four years as a veterinary student, she travelled twice to Peru to volunteer with DESCO, a Peruvian non-governmental organization devoted to the development of the country. After graduation, she moved to Saskatoon and completed a 1 year Internship with the WCVM Large Animal Ambulatory Service. Upon completing her internship, in June 2003, she took on a position with Vétérinaires Sans Frontières- France in central Vietnam as a Project Coordinator for ACDENA (Appui Concerté au Developpement de l'Élevage dans la province de Nghe An). Following her stay in Vietnam, ML moved back to Canada looking for a job which she found in Provost, Alberta. She has been an associate veterinarian at Border Veterinary Clinic since February 2004. Her main professional interests include cattle marketing, large animal surgery, pathology, cow/calf and feedlot production medicine. She has a passion for teaching and strives to make everyone involve in the beef industry a beef/agriculture advocate.
Aside from her professional life, ML has a young family that keeps her busy. Her two daughters and son participate in numerous activities in which she also like to be involved. She is a guider for the Provost Sparks and Brownies, Meet Manager and Club Officials Administrator for the Provost Piranhas Swim Club, etc. ML will not hesitate to volunteer with any local organization needing help. Marie-Lucie believes that, professionally or personally, we can have a great impact by simply giving our time to the causes we believe in.