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Mercedes Porteous, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Mercedes is one of our amazing RVTs at Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital. She originally grew up in Cold Lake, Alberta. Mercedes' passion for animals started at a very young age when she started riding and showing horses at her Grandma’s farm. From there, her love of animals led her to pursue a career in the animal industry, where she discovered the Veterinary Technology Program at Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB. Mercedes graduated from Lakeland College in the spring of 2019. After college Mercedes left home and moved to Southern Alberta to start her new career in the animal health field and joined the ESPH family in 2021. She says that her favourite part of her job is getting to educate clients about their pets and perform radiographs.

Mercedes lives with her fiancé, and their two kitties, Cleetus and Wilson who always keep them on their toes! In her downtime, Mercedes can be found going for adventures to the mountains or curled up watching movies with her furbabies!