School: Appalachian State University, Anthropology/Sustainable Developement
Mariah has been working at VCA North Rockville since July 2012.
Mariah has always been an avid animal lover. She grew up with dogs, cats, horses, birds and various wildlife that she saved. She has always been "horse crazy"- learning ride before she could walk. She graduated college in 2009 and moved from NC to MD to work on a horse breeding farm before she found herself working in small animal practices. In her "free time," Mariah is currently learning obedience training with Noel (co-worker) and Wes Jensen, rides horses, hikes with her dogs and takes all types of art classes. She has a career goal of eventually becoming a certified technician. She has Roux (mixed breed-pictured), Tate (rottweiler-pictured), and Vienna (calico DSH). She also lives, loves and helps out with horses, bunnies, goats, chickens, pigs and cows.
"Love. The unconditional love that you receive from animals is the reason I do what I do. Being able to return just a small portion of that love is why I love what I do. When you have an animal and their human come into the hospital and you see that they would do anything for each other- seeing that bond brightens any mood, any day. Helping prolong and improve that bond between people and their pets is what keeps me looking forward to going into work."