I moved to Florida in 1979 after living in several different countries and states with my military family. I have always had an animal or two growing up. I have been known to bring a stray animal home as a child and beg my parents to keep him/her. I have always had a passionate love of all animals from the smallest bug to the whales in the ocean. I always knew I wanted to work with animals since I was a small child. I went into veterinary medicine about 18 years, working as a receptionist and a kennel tech. I found that I wanted to learn more and be more involved with the animals so I asked how to become a technician. I set my sights on becoming a tech and within a year I became one. I have worked mainly in small animal practices as a technician for the last 15 years, although I do love horses and sea turtles very much. I love my career and am constantly learning something new. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with clients and working along side the doctor to help people have a long, happy, healthy life with their beloved pets. I have an English Bulldog named Cash and a Yorkie named Missie, both are rescues. When I am not working I enjoy time with my family, swimming, horseback riding, snorkeling, music and being outdoors.
Why I Work In The Veterinary Field:
I am in the veterinary field because of my love of animals. I love being a technician and every day there is a new adventure that I am able to use my knowledge and experience. I find it rewarding to educate people about animals and help them aside the doctor so they can have a happy, healthy pet to love and care for.
Dani has recently joined the VCA team. She grew up in Santa Cruz, Bolivia where she developed her love for all types of animals. She graduated from University of Central Florida with a major in biology in 2012 and plans to eventually go to veterinary school. She has had many different experiences with handling all types of animals, domestic, large animals, exotic and wildlife. In her spare time, she volunteers with therapy horses and enjoys spending time with her cat, Haze, scuba-diving, traveling and boating.
Why I work in the Verterinary Field:
"I do this because I love animals and Veterinary Medicine is my passion."