Dawn is a NOVA native but lived in Lafayette, Indiana for 3 years. She doesn't really watch much TV but does enjoy a good zombie movie. She is a beach lover and is much happier outside than inside. Her Jeep is her prized possession. She loves riding around in the sunshine with the top down or sitting by the river under the stars. She has met many interesting people because of my Jeep including her wonderful boyfriend, Luke. He has a 15 yr old Lab named Belle. She has 1 cat and 1 dog. She acquired my dog while in Indiana. Maize belonged to a Purdue student that realized she couldn’t afford the new puppy she had adopted from the local shelter. She was only 3 months old and I couldn’t say no her sweet little face. Her cat Fritzy is a shared pet with her brother. She adopted them about 2 years ago from the streets of their neighborhood.
"I work in the field of Veterinary medicine because I have always been a “fix it” person and I have a helping others kind of personality. I work well in emergency situations and do great under pressure. Our animal companions can’t really “speak” for themselves and need my/our help. I have never been squeamish so the dirty side of animal medicine doesn’t usually bother me, and I love animals."
Veterinary AssistantLaurel Quinn
Laurel has been working in the veterinary field for about three years She first started working in kennels and worked her way to veterinary assistant. She began working at VCA Beacon Hill Cat Hospital in May of 2012 and has enjoyed every moment of it. She has 2 spoiled and crazy dogs; Maggie and Sophie; She also has 2 loveable kitties, Norton and Trixie, who love to eat and go outside. She is 20 years old and currently attending Northern Virginia Community College, after which she plans on transferring to George Mason University and hope to attend veterinary school in the future.
"While growing up I have always had a passion and love for animals and share a special bond with them. I enjoy meeting new people as well as their pets, I put my heart and soul into the line of work I do in loving and caring for the well-being of each and every animal. In addition I love learning all that I can about the veterinary field and putting that knowledge towards my dream in one day becoming a veterinarian."