I am from Boca Raton and a native Floridian. I knew I loved animals since I was a toddler; I was that kid who always wanted to pet someone’s dog, and take trips to zoos and aquariums.

It wasn’t until I began college that I adopted my first pet, a 3-year old cat in dire need of a loving home. I can safely say that she has opened my world to so much love and happiness! Just recently, I adopted a kitten as well, and the two of them are amazing (and quite hilarious)! Because of them, I hold a very special place in my heart for cats, especially due to their quirkiness, sass, and mischief.

When I graduated college, I took the path to work with animals. I ended up moving to Orlando and working with one of Disney’s Pet Care facilities, where I learned more than I ever thought I would about animals and their behaviors. These special pets taught me how to understand them better, by using their language instead of my own. That led me to develop an incredible passion for animal behavior, and a deep understanding for animals in general. I definitely feel as though there is a strong bond between humans and animals, and that we can always learn and grow from them. Longwood Veterinary Clinic has given me the opportunity to take care of some amazing animals, while also learning and growing every single day (thanks to my incredibly talented coworkers)!

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