Commander Slyvexs

Slyvexs, is a Starfleet Officer and the current Chief Medical Officer of the USS Odyssey. Like her captain, she is a veteran of the Dominion War and served under him on the USS Trinity and USS Triton. She has several degrees related to medicine.

History

Early Life

Born on the Denobula homeworld in 2312, Slyvexs, like all Denobulans came from a big family. She enjoyed the many brothers, sisters and cousins she had around her growing up. Fascinated with science from an early age, Sylvexs would go on to study biology initially before going off to university and gaining her doctor’s degree in medicine. Over the course of her career she would achieve a number of medical-related degrees. By the time she was thirty, she was already married and had three husbands and seven children. A decade later and she had decided to return to her work after being at home caring for her children, as well as a few she fostered.

Opening her own private medical practice, with former colleagues, Slyvexs remained on Denobula until the late 2360s. She finally realised that she needed to do more and after travelling to Earth, Vulcan and Andoria with her children for fiftieth birthday she made the choice to apply to Starfleet.

Early Career

Not needing to undertake the normal four-year course due to her numerous qualifications, Slyvexs was at the academy for half the time it took other cadets. Eventually she graduated and was given a position on Starbase 375 as one of its doctors, where she could also undertake research too.

Starbase 375

Being on the starbase was an eye-opener for the Denobulan doctor. She met a range of people and she thoroughly enjoyed getting to know different cultures. In 2369, she was part of a relief effort to Bajor shortly after the Cardassian withdrawal. There Slyvexs operated a field hospital to assist the Bajorans. As part of her orders, she remained on Bajor for the rest of the year, assisting where she could in supporting the Bajoran’s setup a sustainable health care service, especially in the rural areas. By the middle of 2370 she returned to Starbase 375.

USS Venture

The position of Assistant Chief Medical Officer came up on board the Galaxy-class ship Venture in 2373, prior to the Dominion War starting. Wanting to try something else new, she applied for the position and was lucky to get it. She remained with the Venture for the rest of the war effort. The ship was on the frontlines a lot and even though she was presented with the opportunity to advance in her career on other ships, she turned down the multiple offers to remain on the Venture.

At the end of the war, she decided to take a break from it all and resigned her commission from Starfleet, but stayed on the reserve list. She returned home and would spend the next decade enjoying family life again.

USS Trinity

In 2385, she returned to Starfleet and took on the role of assistant chief medical officer on board the Insignia-class ship USS Trinity. Her tenure on the ship would be short lived as the ship would end up crashing on an icy world after returning home from an exploration mission in the Beta Quadrant. Her commanding officer, Captain McCallister, was impressed with how well Slyvexs coped under the stress of them surviving on the planet until helped arrived to rescue them.

USS Triton

Wondering if she had made the right choice in returning to Starfleet, she was offered a position on the USS Triton, again as chief medical officer but she turned down the role, siting she was not interested in a senior position. Instead she agreed to be the assistant chief medical officer while being able to undertake research too. Captain McCallister, who would command the Triton, was disappointed but was pleased to have her with him again.

At the end of 2386, Slyvexs, like the rest of her shipmates, would be once again stuck in a life and death situation when the ship’s attempt to rescue the colony on Kovar and Deep Space 19 did not go to plan. During a battle with several Cardassian ships, the Triton was hit badly and a number of the crew were injured or killed. Working in sickbay, dealing with trauma patients, Slyvexs attempted to save the life of Trill counsellor, Daubin Jen. Not being able to do so was so heart-breaking for her, instead she was able to save the Jen symbiont but was forced to watch as Daubin, who had sustained a high level of injuries died on the operating table. To save the Jen symbiont, Slyvexs conducted further surgery to implant it in the only other Trill on board, Ensign Lukiz Smyth. After studying Trill physiology for so long, she was successful in saving Jen and ensuring that Lukiz was not rejected as the new host.

Eventually the whole Triton crew were reassigned when the ship was taking for repairs. At the start of 2387, Slyvexs finally gave in to Captain McCallister’s request to become a Chief Medical Officer on his new ship: the Odyssey.

USS Odyssey

Serving on the Odyssey as its chief medical officer was again, another eye opener for the Denobulan doctor. Running her own department was just like running her former practice back home. By this time she was a lieutenant commander and a confident officer.

Slyvexs’s third husband, Mettex, joined her on Odyssey as a civilian specialist in astrology. The two shared joint quarters and for the first time, in a long time, she felt like she was home. On numerous occasions her other husbands visited as did their children and in 2392, she became a grandmother for the first time.

Wanting to try new things again, Captain McCallister placed Slyvexs on the advanced bridge officer exam. She completed the training with ease and would go onto take on a range of other courses and tests to widen her skills as a Starfleet officer and not just a doctor. By 2396, she was promoted to commander and would command the gamma shift twice a week.

Service Record

Start End Rank Role Assignment
23662368
Cadet Senior Grade
Cadet (Advanced Fast Track Course Training)Starfleet Medical Academy
23682373
Ensign
Medical OfficerStarbase 375
23732375
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Assistant Chief Medical OfficerUSS Venture NCC-71854
23852386
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Assistant Chief Medical OfficerUSS Trinity NCC-80421
23862386
Lieutenant
Assistant Chief Medical OfficerUSS Triton NCC-80106
23862390
Lieutenant
Chief Medical OfficerUSS Odyssey NX-80000
23902396
Lieutenant Commander
Chief Medical OfficerUSS Odyssey NCC-80000
23962399
Commander
Chief Medical OfficerUSS Odyssey NCC-80000