Dr Sylvia grew up near Spiritwood, Sask on a mixed farm. This is where her love for animals began. There were animals to care for and learn about. Dr Sylvia attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1989. She began her veterinary career in Swift Current, Sask. In 2001 she established her own practice.
She leads a busy life with her practice and on a ranch with her husband raising QH for the barrel horse market and beef calves for market. Dr Sylvia believes alternative medicine has a place to help alongside western medicine, so her and her husband have established the company eAnimal Products Inc in Canada for the sale of immune repair supplements for animals.
Other interests include gardening, travel, Crossfit, health and wellness, Cranial Sacral Therapy, cooking.