Dr. Holzman was born knowing she wanted to be a veterinarian. At 7 years of age, she was acting as a midwife to her pet guppies, and at 16 had her first job in a vet clinic. She has never looked back!
After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2005, she returned to Ottawa to work in a couple of small animal practices, and joined Cedarview Animal Hospital in November of 2012. Dr. Holzman takes great personal and professional pride in going that extra mile to help her clients keep their pets healthy and happy. She brings to Cedarview her great enthusiasm for life and a goofy sense of humor, but also takes her job very seriously.
Dr. Holzman has been fortunate enough to be able to extensively pursue two other passions of hers – travel and volunteerism. She has traveled extensively through Europe, Peru, and Asia. She has worked with alpacas, llamas, sheep and guinea pigs in Peru, and has spayed and neutered cats and dogs in Thailand and Northern India. At home, she volunteers for the Ottawa Humane Society and for Community Veterinary Outreach.
Dr Holzman challenges herself regularly in many different ways – she traveled alone to India and South East Asia, has worked with the homeless, spent a year studying fungus (yes, it’s true!), and participates in triathlons, yoga classes and half -marathons.
She currently shares her life with her husband Mat, their baby son, and 5 rescued (and with various health issues) pets – two pugs and three cats!