I grew up on a farm in Ohio, where my love of animals first started. I have 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, I went to Essex Community College in Maryland to pursue my career as a veterinary technician. I moved to Tucson in 1999 and immediately fell in love with the desert; three years later I got my certification as a vet tech and have maintained it ever since. I have been a veterinary technician for 20 years and two years ago became a Client Service Representative. I love being able to help animals and their owners, and currently, I am owned by two horses, three goats, three dogs, and a plethora of cats.