The person behind Pile-Poil, Spa Canin…
My name is Marie-Christine Tremblay and, you guessed it, I am the owner of Pile-Poil, Spa Canin & Boutique. Animals are my passion and it is for this reason that I have several certifications to my credit that demonstrate it.
As a child, I already knew that I wanted to work with animals. Like many children, the profession of veterinarian appealed to me enormously. However, I quickly realized that this job would be mentally difficult due, among other things, to the visits of sick, injured or end-of-life animals. Rather, I was looking for a job that would allow me to do good while developing a relationship based on trust with the animal.
So I continued my studies in Quebec, at Laval University, to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in animal physiology and animal ecology. This is where I acquired specific knowledge of certain groups of animals and deepened notions of ecology. In addition, I refined my knowledge of physiological functions such as muscle activity, reproduction, neuroscience and molecular.
However, the profession of biologist would not have allowed me to be in direct contact with the animal. There would always have been an intermediary. I could help the animal by modifying its diet or its ecosystem, but that did not allow me to access it.
I obviously continue training, because the living being is a science that evolves and I always seek to offer my customers the best possible service with the best techniques available. Recently, I obtained a certification in canine food, by the agronomist Karine Simard of Patte d’eau Bio in Quebec.