Dr. Pelot grew up in Ottawa, attending the University of Ottawa and then the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. Following graduation in 2002, she worked in small animal practice for three years before pursuing a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. While in Saskatoon, Dr. Pelot developed a passion for emergency work, and completed an emergency medicine and critical care internship at Iowa State University.

Her training was put into practice in the ICU and emergency services at the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital. She has also worked as a locum in local veterinary clinics, and at the Kingston Regional Pet Hospital.

Horses were Dr. Pelot’s first interest: she trained and showed horses and ponies in the disciplines of eventing and pleasure driving. As a CEF Level 1 Coach, she organized a successful residential riding camp on her farm for a number of years before returning to school, with plans to become a horse vet.

Although her focus shifted to small animals, she continues to have a keen interest in horses, and currently owns a Section A Welsh pony that has shown in pleasure driving in Ontario and New York. She also enjoys the company of her two rescue cats, Annie and Clarence.