I’ve always loved animals and wanted to be around them as much as possible. When I learned about the veterinary profession, I decided it’s what I wanted to do with my future.
I plan to going to veterinarian medical school, and one day, opening my own practice. I also love the Saving Gracie program that Pawsh supports and would like to incorporate something like that into my future practice as well.
I have two dogs: a pitty-mix named Jax (AKA Mr. Man), and a chihuahua mix named Bean.
I’ve known I wanted to be in the veterinary field since I was a little girl, and my favorite part of the job is surgery and dental procedures. That’s because I love monitoring and being able to make sure everything goes well.
Since working at Pawsh – and being in the industry for so long – I’ve learned that there’s always more to learn and room to grow.
I also have a family of fur-babies of my own. There’s my four dogs: Prince, Sky, Toeb, and Odesza; my three cats: Kovou, Stache, and Moo. Oh, I also have a snake named Cudi, a tortoise named Hermes, a guinea pig named Pua and my own school of fish: Tuna, Carot, Hayhay, and Sully.
You should also know that I absolutely LOVE hiking adventures and off-roading/mudding in my jeep.
I got into the pet care industry because I love animals. Pure and simple. I grew up with a lot of pets and have never been without one in my life. I guess you could say they’ve always been there for me.
Before getting into pet care, however, I was a nurse taking care of humans for a number of months. Then I realized I prefer helping animals and made the switch.
I also have dogs of my own: Piper the chihuahua, Spiro is a lab/hound mix, and I have a Queensland/Pitbull named Bowser.
Apart from my love of animals, a fun fact about me is that I’m a proud sci-fi nerd! I love cheesy sci-fi movies and books. Dune is definitely my favorite!
For me, I can’t imagine my life without an animal in it. They bring you a certain type of joy that people can’t. They’re always happy to see you, and they’re there to make you feel better and happy. They become your family. In a lot of ways, they’re like a child you have that never becomes self-sufficient. You have to take care of them every day, you love them, and build that bond that some people don’t have. That’s why I love my 3-legged Goldie, Billie, so much.
A fun fact about me is that I’m a really good cook. Ribs, fried chicken, dessert, you name it. I just like to create.
I’ve worked in the veterinary industry my entire life, spent 25 years as a vet assistant (I loved assisting with pet dental procedures!) or in reception. I’ve always loved animals too. In the 3rd grade, I brought home a stray collie and begged my mother to let us keep him. After trying to find his owner first, she finally agreed we could give him a home! I remember always having multiple pets growing up, they made our family complete. As a teenager, I fell in love with horses. A friend of mine had a stable and I would spend all my spare time there. I learned how to ride, train, and show horses in the arena. My favorite was an ex-racehorse named Ms. Bar Roni, but we called her Macaroni or Ms. Mac. I’ve always loved horses and they are some of my fondest teenage memories.
What I love most working at Pawsh are my coworkers. In the three years, I’ve worked here, this is the best time. We have the best people, we get along, and we have plenty of laughs to get us through the day. I also appreciate the pet care philosophies here and what we offer the pet community.
A fun fact about me is, well, I’m a little bit of a clown and like doing silly things for laughs. And, like I already said, I have 11 alpacas…and I love them all!