Hélène was born and grew up on the island of La Réunion off the eastern coast of Africa. This island is known for its beautiful beaches, volcanos, and its extraordinary wildlife. Being exposed to such wonderful animals at a young age, she knew she wanted to become a veterinarian who, not only treats cats and dogs, but other small mammals and reptiles too! She completed her veterinary studies at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire in St-Hyacinthe in 2017 and afterwards completed an internship in exotic and zoological medicine. Hélène currently lives with her rescue cat Cashew, and her rescue budgie Banh Mi.