Technician SupervisorJennifer S
School: FIU, Biology
Ever since I was in second grade I knew I wanted to work with animals. It was about the time when teachers would ask "what do you want to be when you grow up?" My answer was a "Veterinarian". Although, I have not reached that goal yet, I enjoy what I do now which is being the technician supervisor at VCA Cabrera. I have been part of the VCA Cabrera family for over 6 years.
Jennifer has been with VCA Cabrera Animal Hospital since 2006. She recently graduated from Florida International University and is aspiring to become a Veterinarian.
At a young age I knew that I loved animals. As a child I had several pets ranging from cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses. I learned how to care for them and enjoy their company. I began working in accounting and soon realized it did not bring me joy. I was encouraged by an old friend to pursue my passion to work with animals. As Confucius said "Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life". I began work as a veterinarian assistant in 1986. I got great enjoyment helping animals. I believe it is my life's calling to assist pet owners and their pets.
Has been a Veterinary Technician for 23 years. She has been with our hospital for 12 years. Volunteered at a wild bird rescue center. She is a member of Rottweiler Rescue, Gulfstreem Rottweiler Club and the Miami Obedience Club. Barbie also has been showing her Rottweilers for 21 years. Barbie is specially trained in artificial inseminations and breeding.
I love the medical field, the mysteries and challenges that it has. The fact that the animals cannot tell us what is really going on make it much more challenging for our profession. Receiving a sick dog and being able to help him/her get better and see that tail wag 100 miles a minute makes it all worth it.
I have a very special, goofy kind of dog named Sir Arthur that makes me smile everyday.