In the field since: 2000 - started in the field, 2004 - started as a CVT
Owned by: Two 14 year old cats, Shai and Shadow. Tyson my 8 year old Pit/Boxer Mix.
What I love most about what I do: This is a two part answer for me. When working with our pet owners, I love to educate them about anything they may not know about so they can be informed and therefore be the best pet owners to their beloved furry family members. I like to discuss anything from simple questions about intestinal worms to complicated and difficult anesthesia questions. When behind the scenes, I enjoy every aspect of nursing care. My favorite tasks, that I take very seriously, are anesthesia and dentistry.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: My family and I enjoy playing outdoors at the park, the beach, kayaking, swimming, running around splash pads (or sprinklers!), and relaxing in the sun. We love get-togethers with family and friends while watching the kids grow up. I enjoy gardening and, although I'm not very good at it, I really like carpentry.
You would be surprised to know that: Although I am vegetarian, I cook and provide meat to my family. My husband says I make the best ever marinated chicken and vegetable kabobs. I'll take his word for it!
In the field since: 2014; CVT and A.A.S in Veterinary Technology
Owned by: A cat named Tom who was rescued by Melissa after running into a drain on Davis Highway!
What I love most about what I do: It is my hobby and stress relief. I love seeing our clients and patients and creating a close relationship with them. They are like family to me!
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I am a loving mom and wife. I love my son Hudson, and husband Chris, more than anything.
You would be surprised to know that: I have an identical twin who works in the medical field as well.
In the field since: 2014
Owned by: Two Chihuahua mutts, Tia and Chachi
What I love most about what I do: I love the medicine and client education! The medical field is always growing so you're always learning something new. It's rewarding for me to be able to help relay some of that information and help people grow in their relationship with their pets.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I'm a beach bum, music lover, and Pinterest addict. My boyfriend Dillon and I love going to concerts and shows.
You would be surprised to know that: I love to play the ukulele!
In the field since: 2008
Owned by: Bulljum, a 9 year old bulldog, Kain, a 10 month old Pitbull, and Nala, a 9 year old Chihuahua.
What I love most about what I do: I enjoy drawing blood and placing IV catheters.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I enjoy hunting and fishing. I enjoy spending time with my family.
You would be surprised to know that: Before coming to DAH, I was a critical care technician that worked in the ICU/IM at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine.
In the field since: 2005
Owned by: A lab/beagle mixed named Eli and 3 cats named Gary, Larry, and Patrick.
What I love most about what I do: The ability to provide the best and most compassionate care to animals and the people who love them.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I'm the president of the Pre-Veterinary Society at UWF and I'm working on getting my bachelor's degree in biology.
You would be surprised to know that: I became an Eagle Scout at 16. I have strived to live by those values ever since.