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I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I’ve always had a passion for animals and an interest in veterinary medicine. I enrolled in Western Career College (now Carrington College) in 1995 in San Leandro, California, and graduated in 1996. I took my state and national exam, and I have been licensed in California and passed the national examination (VTNE) since 1996. I have been managing (nursing manager and hospital manager) small animal practices (general and specialty) for twenty years. I completed two separate business management certification courses in 2017. I am VECCS RECOVER CPR certified. I am a mom of two humans and eight cats. I have coached youth through junior college basketball for a collective fourteen years. I have been a breast cancer walker of various groups for ten years to help the fight to find a cure. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, relaxing at the beach, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and watching movies! I love to learn and grow in my profession as a registered veterinary technician. I truly appreciate all the friends and extended family I have been blessed to get to know and develop relationships with during my ongoing career in the field!