Destiney has been working in the veterinary field since 2003. She has 4 horses, 1 cat, 2 dogs, and 3 exotic birds. She working with and taking care of animals. She wants to specialize in animal orthopedics. She is currently in school trying to achieve that goal.
In Destiney's word:
I enjoy making my patients feel good from taking care of a healthy pet, to educating the owners and making a difference for every patient that walks threw that door, to letting the patients and owners know we are here for them and there convenience, to nursing sick patients back to health. Making the patients happy and healthy is very important to me. They depend on us and so do there owners. MY OWNERS all have there own unique way of caring for there pet and for that I can do nothing but respect it and what I get in return is respect, trust, and thankfulness. Because I care and they can feel and see that.
Born the youngest of 7 Kelly started her veterinary career at a very young age taking care of neighbor's pets medical needs. She received her first pet rabbit from her neighbor at the age of 14. Many pets were to follow including her first Shih Tzu at 15, that's when she first fell in love with the breed and started exhibiting the breed on her own dogs and handling for other AKC Dog Shows starting in the 1990's. She has had several champions and Best in Specialty Winners. She has been currently working and showing her Yorkshire terrier who won a Group 2 in his first show! She continues to work on titles for her "kids". She had her own private animal rescue for 10 years and adopted over 500 pets to their forever homes with a new family to love and care for them! As the nutritional counselor to VCA Wellington, Kelly can help you find the correct food to keep your "kid" happy and healthy. Her other areas of expertise include positive training and educating new clients on care and well-being of their pets and also works in alternative medicine and animal behavior.
In Kelly's words:
I learned early on in life the kind of unconditional love that pets give to us everyday.
Everywhere I went animals and I had an attraction to each other, whether in someones home or on a large farm. I took care of the sick ,injured or missed placed animals and nursed them back to health.
Taking care of neighbors dogs that were in a fight together ,looking back both dogs should be been hospitalized. My favorite girl had drains in her neck that needed to be cleaned and turned everyday. I would go down to the house before and after school to care for the girls.
They were not treated the way they should have been by the owners being left outside and used for breeding.
This is when I knew I was to care for animals and wanted to be come a veterinarian when I grew up to help the sick and injured. Those who do not have a voice of their own.When trees in our neighborhood were cut down we found about 12 nest of baby birds, all but 2 made it through and were released back outside ,thats when I started volunteering at the local Wildlife Care Center. We could have just about anything coming in the door. Finally I was going to have my own. I got a rabbit for my birthday. In the following year the neighbor got a shih tzu puppy, but because of work could not care for the puppy. He started having eye issues and my local vet just couldn't handle what was going on with him so he went to the eye specialist in Miami. Taking care of him I knew I wanted to take care of other pets as well, so I started working at my at vets office, then I was hooked , I went to school and then started working at the hospital at the school. One of the biggest joys of working in this field is when you have a client with the new baby, and you can help them with the decisions on how to raise your new pet. When someone brings a new pet into their family, that pet also becomes part of our family!!!! We speak for those who have no voice .We laugh ,we cry , we hold the hands when it is time to let their pets go. They are our pets too.
We are here to educate,guide and grow with our families. It is wonderful when you hear from a new client that they have had dogs all their life, and no doctor has ever told me as much as you have in 10 minutes!!! This is why I think we all get into this field to help and guide people and to help those who cant speak for themselves.