Veterinary Assistant

Pets: Biggs - Pictured (Cat), Rev (Cat), Bam-Bam (Rabbit), Speckles (Leopard Gecko)

I have been working with animals since the early age of 17, when I became a pet care associate for PetSmart. I have had many animals my entire life, although cats are my niche. I find them very silly yet quite mysterious.
After PetSmart, I worked for an amazing cat-only shelter where we took in friendly strays and found forever homes for them. We also had a program where we trapped the feral cats, spay and neutered them, and returned them to their colonies. Controlling the population in such a humane way helped to rid the Chicago streets of these homeless cats.
I started working at TLC First so that I could expand my horizons and learn more about animal medicine. I am currently in college studying wildlife biology and hope to help conduct research to help our wildlife thrive in their environment. I am also a vegan. I believe all living beings deserve the right to live and love. My little family consists of my significant other, our 2 cat children, our bunny Bam-Bam, and our leopard gecko Speckles.

Location Hours
Monday9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 12:00pm