I was born in Central Valley California in a family comprised of predominantly human health professionals. I broke tradition when my love for animals started with horses and then grew from there. I sort of did things in reverse and obtained my B.S. prior to my A.A.S. and apparently, I found my niche because I'm still here. I have worked pretty much every known shift and specialty in veterinary medicine, and I think that has helped me to be a more rounded technician. Over the past few years, I have stepped more into the role of a lab technician and less on the ICU floor. I am very pleased with this transition and thrilled with the step into this new CVM program.
I enjoy reading, riding horses (although it's been a while), enjoying the great outdoors, walking, hiking, hopefully getting back into running soon as well. I am looking forward to becoming more proficient with a recent camera purchase with both scenic and wildlife photography. I also enjoy learning more about cytology when I can (of course taking pictures with my phone).
One of the things that I am excited about is that I get to work so closely with Dr. Dial! Also, I am thrilled that the CVM program is getting off the ground, and I will have the opportunity to work with this wonderful group of people. I am excited to take this next step in my career, and also to help students to get a firm, solid foundation for their future careers.