Krista Finch-Shelly

Monsignor Michael O'Leary Catholic School

St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School

Graduated 1999

Proud member of St. Dominic’s very first graduating class in 1999 whose love of animals led to a career as a veterinary technician at Centennial Animal Hospital in Bracebridge.

Sometimes your path in life is very clear. That was the case for St. Dominic graduate Krista Finch-Shelly, who knew from a very young age that her career would include animals, and lots of them.

When she was only in Grade 4, Krista began volunteering at the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) and continued for many years. Her high school co-operative education experience demonstrated the importance of experiential learning. Through the co-op program at St. Dominic, Krista was able to gain invaluable work experience in the field that she loves and eventually got hired as a patient care attendant at Centennial Animal Hospital at the age of 16.

After being part of St. Dominic’s very first graduating class in 1999, Krista attended Ridgetown College, where she studied to be a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated in 2002, and returned to work at Centennial Animal Hospital in Bracebridge.

Krista, her husband and their three children, share their home with their puppy Nora who they adopted from the OSPCA. Krista also keeps busy as a volunteer with a local rescue organization, donating her time for nail trim fundraisers and fostering cats.