“I believe we need animals more than they need us. I believe we are their voice and are to treat them with the same love and compassion they wholeheartedly show us”.
I grew up on a large farm in Northwestern Kentucky, surrounded by almost every kind of animal. That is where my passion for them began. I moved to Orlando to pursue a career alongside animals. While searching for the right job, I was also volunteering at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Tampa. I have a strong interest in Marine life but have always loved all animals, big and small.
Growing up, my family was not the biggest fans of cats. There was never a point in my life where we did not have at least two dogs, but in all of my life, I never had a cat. That changed when I met a small 5-week old kitten in need of a home. Elliot is a long haired black Hemingway, and his giant paws with 7 toes on each foot definitely won me over. I also adopted Tegan, my golden tabby Main Coon Mix from a client here at LVC when she was 8 weeks old.
I have been in the industry since 2014. After searching for the right Veterinary Clinic, I was given the opportunity to work at LVC. It is by far the most caring and passionate clinic I have worked for. I was fortunate enough to become their office manager, which is where I realized my true my passion for educating clients and helping their pets. At LVC, everyone genuinely loves caring for and being around animals, which makes a great team.