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 ServiceBronson G
I originally started in the Veterinary field as a volunteer Vet Assistant from 1997-2000. I left veterinary medicine because the struggle with end-of-life care was more than I was able to handle at that time. I met my wife in 2005 -- who is also in the veterinary field as a Certified Veterinary Technician – and watched her work her way through the Miami Dade Veterinary Technician program. I came to hold Veterinary Technicians in a completely different light, seeing the career in it’s entirety.
In 2011 I reentered the Veterinary field by chance and instantly fell in love with it. As a Pet Nurse, I have learned to use my empathy for my patients to advocate for a better quality of life. I believe that when an owner truly understands why we do what we do, their pet’s life benefits.
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 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.