Growing up in a small town I was raised around animals; small, big, and giant. I attribute my love and passion for animals to that and to a story of when I was less than a year old, my parents had tried everything to get me to calm down and be the happy baby they were used to, but nothing worked until I was put in my swing directly behind 3 kittens playing, who captivated me completely and animals continue to captivate me 25 years later. Ever since I can remember, I knew I wanted to work with animals and so I went to LSU to study Animal Science, where I graduated in December 2015 with my Bachelor’s of Animal Science. Now I get to see and help these wonderful beings everyday. My favorite part of my job is being able to see a sick animal return home, happy and healthy! I currently live in Baton Rouge with my fiancé and our 2 animals; Lucy, our 9 year old Lab/Collie Mix and Elmo, our 10 year old Main Coon Mix, who both get way more attention than they desire most of the time. In the spare time I am not with my animals, I enjoy reading, walking or picnicking in the park, and watching TV.