I started with VCA in 2005 and loved it immediately. I love our team and I am happy coming to work along side of them everyday! I also enjoy helping out the community by leading our team's fund raising efforts for The Humane Society of Broward County and Broward Meals on Wheels for Pets.
When I'm not working, you can find me with my other half and our 2 bulldogs, Cash and Merle. Cash was adopted from Broward Animal Control. Cash is my "soul" dog and literally helped save me when I was sick and in extreme pain. He got out of bed and barked until someone else in the house woke up to give me my medicine and take care of me.
Merle was found on the side of the road, near a canal wandering aimlessly. He was in very poor health and obviously neglected for quite some time. We stopped the car and called to him. He was so happy to see us and came right in the car. After several months of medication, a few surgeries and lots of TLC, Merle is a happy, healthy boy. I am blessed to have been able to rescue these sweet souls and give them a happy life. It's an even bigger blessing to be around people like you that love and care for their pets as much as my family does.
Client ServiceJennifer P
School: Everest Institute, Associate Criminal Justice
Although I only started working with our team in 2012, my love for animals started from childhood. My mom often found me sleeping beside my first dog, Lucky....in his crate! I did that off and on for years and even slept there alone after he passed away. I graduated college in May 2012, with a major in criminal justice. Undecided about what career to choose, I applied at Chloe's vet clinic (VCA!). I got the job and it sparked an underlying passion for animal care. I plan to further my education in the veterinary field and become a technician.
I moved to the United States in 1996 from South Africa. Growing up, I watched my father raise a variety of birds. From quails to cockatiels, we had it all! When I came to the U.S., I worked in the human medical field. I found myself wanting something more out of my career than what I was getting. I decided one day that I needed a change. I left my position at the dermatologist's office and started working in the veterinary field. I love that I get to be around dogs and cats on a daily basis. I enjoy being a part of a team that makes people's best friends feel better. At home I have, Peanut a mixed breed dog from the shelter. Jaeger, a Quaker parrot that found me! He flew into my yard one day and has not left my home since. Absinthe, an African Spurred Tortoise, Kahlua , a Hedgehog that was abandoned at our hospital. Two bunnies that are also rescues, and a fish tank round out my entire family!
I have been working here at VCA since I was in high school and college. My full time profession is an elementary school teacher, which is why you don't get to see me often. Even though I love being a teacher, I still have a strong passion for animal care, which is why you get to see me every Saturday.
When I was a child my siblings and I pooled our money together to get our first dog. Ricky the Schnauzer was loved dearly by my self and my family for many years. I now have 1 rescue poodle, Gitana. She keeps me very entertained with her antics! My picture includes the other rescue poodle in our family, and in memory of his sweetness I have left his picture here as he passed away on 5/13/13. He was part of our family for more than 12 years.
Like many teachers, I could use Saturday's to plan for my class...or rest. But I make the time to join my VCA Stirling family every single weekend to feed my love for animals.