I joined Danvers Animal Hospital in March of 2020. From a young age, I knew I wanted to work with animals. At age five, I had my first gerbil, which kickstarted my love for pets. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of owning a variety of animals. From gerbils and hamsters, to chinchillas, snakes, birds, fish, and even dogs and cats. I’ve been fortunate to call many of these animals a part of my family. While in college, I started working with animals in a retail store, caring for them in the petcare section. I realized that my love for having animals evolved into a passion for helping others become more knowledgeable in caring for them too. Over time, I transitioned into the grooming department. What I loved about grooming was that I was able to not only help pets look and feel beautiful, but I was able to educate pet parents on how to care for their four legged friends. I have been a groomer for over eight years now and still groom in my spare time. Thanks to my experiences with grooming, I was once again reminded of how much I loved helping people care for their dogs and cats, but I still felt as though I could be helping more pets and their owners. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University, I decided to join the veterinary field. It quickly became clear to me that this was a field that would allow me to work with a larger variety of animals. The veterinary field has given me the ability to work with small animals, like the gerbil from my youth, to more diverse breeds and creatures. My love for animals has blossomed into a lifelong passion, one that I believe has allowed me to find my true calling in the veterinary field. For the past seven years now, I have been a Hospital Manager. I truly enjoy helping my teams be the best they can be, for our patients and their pet parents. While I truly love working with people and their pets, in my spare time, I also enjoy barre, video games, traveling, spending time with my friends and family, and of course, my cat Cairo.