I have been working in the veterinary field for as long as I have been able to work, since 2000... which is hard to believe for me, as it hasn't seemed that long! I have seen many things change during this time and many advances in the medicine practiced for our companion friends & family members. I have worked at all types of practices in 3 different states during my career; regular day practice facilities, specialty/referral hospitals, and emergency hospitals. My true passion, however, remains emergency medicine. I enjoy helping those animals (and their people too!) when they are most in need of my experience, knowledge and compassion. That being said, I have been lucky enough to be welcomed back at R.E.A.C.H. on 2 occasions now, after pursuing other ventures and realizing that emergency medicine was really where I belonged. I can happily say that I have been at R.E.A.C.H. for the better part of 9 years now, which says something about it as a work place! The average length of employment for an animal ER technician is about 2-3 years the last time I checked. Outside of work, I enjoy spending as much time outside as possible! My favorite activities include photography, painting, camping, cooking, music, and spending time with friends and family.