According to C.S. Lewis, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Dr. Izabela (Iz) Jakubowski couldn’t have agreed more when she set her sights on a career in veterinary medicine after a 15-year stint as a writer and editor in the software industry. A graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI, Dr. Iz practiced in the Blue Mountains north of Toronto before joining Royal York. She’ll be the first to tell you that the journey to get here was a challenge – and that it was well worth the effort. She loves what she does. Ever-evolving medical science (it’ll never be boring), a collegial working environment (both at Royal York and in the veterinary community at large), an opportunity to help clients and critters in her care (preventive care and quality-of-life issues are top of mind) all make for a rewarding day in the trenches. Currently “between pets,” Iz gets her fix of furry friends at work. Outside of work, you’ll find Iz with family and friends, on the lookout for a new challenge, adventure, or travel opportunity, doing some writing, and expanding her repertoire in the kitchen.