Lori grew up on a farm in Ohio, where her love of animals first started. She has always had cats, dogs and horses, as well as assorted fish, gerbils, guinea pigs and goats. After spending 10 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Russian Linguist, she went to Essex Community College in Maryland to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician. She later moved to Tucson in 1999 and immediately fell in love with the desert; three years later she received her certification as a Veterinary Technician and has maintained it ever since. Lori has been a Veterinary Technician for 20 years and 4 1/2 years ago became a Client Service Representative. Lori loves helping animals and their owners, and currently has several horses, three goats, three dogs, and a plethora of cats.