In 2019, Alyssa completed her Animal Care Aid Certificate and shortly after moved from Port McNeill to Parksville to pursue her career in veterinary assisting. Alyssa started volunteering at Coombs Veterinary Hospital in January 2020, which has turned into employment as a veterinary assistant. She loves animals of all sizes and species, and is full of energy and is eager to learning everything she can about the veterinary world. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new hiking trails with her dog Diva. Her other hobbies include biking and kayaking. Someday she would love to travel around the world.