I was born in Southern California and moved to Arizona when I was twelve years old. I grew up in a large household with seven children in total; myself being the oldest. Growing up, there wasn't a moment in time we did not have some sort of animal. While my family was fostering a pregnant cat, we had to assist through the birthing process and bottle feed the kittens until they were ready to be switched to solid food. At just five years old I took on the responsibility completely; it was then I discovered my passion to help animals. My first job was at a dog boarding facility where I assisted in the husbandry and grooming needs of all occupants at just sixteen years old. After high school, I went to school for Veterinary Assisting and started a one year internship at the Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium in 2010. I have since been practicing as a Veterinary Technician here in Glendale, Arizona for the past nine and a half years. My fiancé and I currently share our home with our two fur babies Coach and Minion; a very large dopey dog and a lazy orange tabby. My passion for the animals, clients, and workers of this profession has led me to join this amazing team at DC Ranch Animal Hospital as their new Practice Manager. I am extremely excited for what the future has to hold with this wonderful company!