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“I have worked in the Veterinary field for over 16 years, first starting at 15 years of age as a kennel assistant in the Bay Area. I moved to Fresno in 2001 to attend Fresno State, which I graduated from in 2005 with a degree in Criminology-Victimology. While attending Fresno State, I worked as a veterinary assistant at a local veterinary emergency clinic before taking an opportunity at Central California Veterinary Specialty Center (CCVSC). Following the passing of ownership in 2007, I was promoted to Practice Manager. I worked as Practice Manager for CCVSC until our current ownership purchased the practice in 2009, where I continued my role as Practice Manager for Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. In 2016 I was awarded the VECCS Practice Manager of the Year Award and now sit on the VECCS Practice Management Committee.
I enjoy all aspects of my job, but I find communication with clients and treatment of patients to be the most rewarding. I am a firm believer in client education and open communication and believe in offering the highest level of care to our patients and clients.
When not working, I enjoy spending time running with my dogs, cleaning my house (weird that I enjoy doing that!), cooking, and reading. As the owner of parrots, a majority of my free time is controlled by them. My other special interests include sports medicine, geology, and anatomy. To this day I could not imagine not working with animals, and I am blessed to have a career working with them full-time.”