Dana grew up mostly in northern Canada in the Eastern and Western Arctic. Spare time was spent outdoors in the wilderness. Many neighbors and friends had full teams of sled dogs and being surrounded both at home and in the community by animals of all sizes and types both wild and domestic meant that it was inevitable that she made a career somehow involved with animals Dana took the Animal Health Technology Program at what is now Thompson Rivers University. She completed her training in 1993 and started working in Alberta in both mixed and small animal practice. Shortly after getting married Dana and her husband moved to the Sunshine Coast of BC and started their family. With the needs of a growing family to consider Dana and her family moved to Langley. Dana first worked at Central Langley Pet Hospital from 2005-2010. She then started working with a canine reproductive specialist helping to bring many puppies into the world. Dana came back to Central Langley in the spring of 2019 to locum and was convinced to come back on a more permanent basis. When not at work Dana and her husband Chris enjoy spending time on the water and at their cabin in Pender Harbour with their dog Buster and children Alexandra, and Keaghan.