Meet the Team
Dusty Taylor, RVT, CCMT, CEO of Paws at Home Veterinary Nursing
Dusty has been a Registered Veterinary Technician in London Ontario for over 20 years. She started her journey to helping animals as a Kennel Assistant at her neighbourhood clinic in 1994. She had no idea at the time what a Vet Tech was or that they even existed. She loved the idea of being a nurse to animals and in 2000, decided that is what she wanted to be. Dusty graduated from Ridgetown College in 2002. Since then she has worked in a general practice, in an Internal Medicine Specialty practice, in an emergency hospital, in a Veterinary Ophthalmology referral practice and for a Home Euthanasia practice. Dusty proudly started Paws At Home Veterinary Nursing in 2022.
Dusty became a Certified Canine Massage Therapist in October of 2022. Offering canine massage fit in perfectly with her vision for Paws At Home, by adding another option for stress relief, senior and palliative care and post operative recuperation.
Dusty grew up in London Ontario and is proud to call the beautiful forest city home. She shares her life with her husband, two teenage step-kids, and her 11 year old Labradoodle Ginny. She loves spending time with family and friends, concerts, hockey, movies and road trips to her family cottage on Georgian Bay.
Dusty’s experience in so many different aspects of veterinary medicine over her career, allowed her to see client needs from various perspectives. The underlying common thread was that people wanted the best care for their pets but often felt overwhelmed or unsure if they were “doing it right” when they left the clinic.
The Pandemic also changed a lot in veterinary medicine. How we could practice, the number of pets that needed help, practices working short staffed, caused veterinary professionals to work longer and harder than ever before but still feeling like they wish they could do more.
Dusty decided that she could help the clinics and the pets. She could combine her knowledge and experience from all these facets of veterinary medicine to create an in-home medical experience that catered to pets that had special medical needs and families that needed extra help.
Offering nursing services, that can be done at home, would also help lesson the load of the veterinary clinics. She would work along side her colleagues and be their technician out in the community, opening up space in their schedules and thus helping more pets.
She would “bridge the gap between the clinic and the couch”!