Education: Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology
Started working part time in the veterinary field in late 1998 while attending school for interior design. Realized that her passion for the field was her life calling, and moved out to Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute for Veterinary Technology. Graduated from Bel-Rea Institute early in 2004 and moved back to Illinois. Knew about Niles Animal Hospital from taking her childhood pet Parakeets here. Started working for Niles Animal Hospital in June of 2004.
Has always been an animal lover since a very young child. Grew up with the family’s rescued shepherd mix since a baby. As well began horse back riding since the age of 3 and enjoys riding to this day. Since then she has had pet fish, a rescued German Shepherd Mix that loved road trips to and from Chicago and Colorado. A pet rat and mouse, fostered a cat while living out in Colorado for school. A rescued Bearded Dragon, as well as a rescued California King Snake.
Her current pets are two rescued Pit Bulls. Her oldest rescued Pit Bull is Daisy Mae the primary blood donor for Niles Animal Hospital since she seems to be a canine universal blood donor for all the anemic dogs that have come through the hospital to this day. Pixie Dust her second rescued Pit Bull is the hospital’s back up blood donor, in case another donation is needed with a month. Both well loved and very spoiled girls when not working at the hospital, that love to lounge around the house.
Besides her passion for being in the veterinary medicine field. She enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, road trips and traveling, drawing, jewelry making, reading, visiting museums and watching movies. Spending time and enjoying life with family and friends, as well as playing and cuddling with her rescued Pit Bulls.