Education: City Colleges of Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University
Pets: Chico - Pictured (Miniature Pincher)
I have had a soft spot in my heart for animals for as long as I can remember. When I was very young, I recall seeing a pigeon that was unable to fly and felt so bad for him. My mother and I agreed to take him in for the day and see if we could help. When the very next day he started flapping his wings inside my house, I knew that working with and healing animals was what I would do with the rest of my life. That awe-struck moment has continued to push me in my pursuit to becoming a veterinarian.
In 2016 I graduated from Wilbur Wright college with an Associate’s Degree in Biology. I am currently studying at Northeastern Illinois University and will receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2019. I expect to continue on to graduate school to obtain my doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
I have been with TLC First since March of 2018 and am so thankful for all that I have learned here so far. Dr. Sue has a unique way of looking at the “whole” animal and her insight is right on target. The staff is also amazing and have taught me so much. I felt like part of the team immediately. We work hard but seem to have fun at the same time.
When I’m not working or at school you will probably find my nose in a book learning more about different topics in science and the medical field for both humans and animals (can you say “Science Nerd”?). I also like to hang out with my miniature pinscher Chico, and volunteer at Kane County Animal Shelter when time allows.