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I am originally from a small town in southwestern Iowa. I have always loved working with animals and moved to Ames and then Des Moines with that love fueling my schooling and career path. In 2013, I completed a bachelor’s in Animal Science at Iowa State University. Just a little while ago, in 2018, I finished my associate’s in Veterinary Technology at Des Moines Area Community College and then became a registered technician (RVT) in the state of Iowa. Animal Medical Clinic and Animal Care Clinic West & Metro Cat Hospital have allowed me to do what I love with them since 2013. Throughout my life, I have worked with every species from pigs to sheep to alpacas to cattle and everything in between! Even through all of that, I have found that I prefer working with dogs and cats…and their people!
I have three pets of my own: Barbossa (Barbar for short), a 3-year-old black domestic longhair cat, Archer, a 2 year old gray and white domestic shorthair cat, and Eowyn (Wynnie for short), an 8-month-old golden retriever. My husband of 2 years, Joseph, is an electrical engineer at a local company in Des Moines. When I’m not caring for my patients, you can find me reading, playing video games, or just being with my pets. My passion in the workplace comes from my desire to help my patients be healthy and happy in any way I can, whether this is from a little grooming (I love brushing out mats and find toenail trims satisfying), making our patients more comfortable (Fear Free practices at our clinics make me love my job even more!), or bonding with my patients and/or their people!