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I became passionate about science as a child collecting more animals then should be allowed. Once I was 18 I started my career in vet medicine as a vet assistant at a local pet hospital, which motivated me to become a veterinarian. Through the years I became a State of California Registered Veterinary Technician (a nurse in the animal world) and worked for 20 years at various clinics, emergency hospitals, and surgical practices. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelors of science in biology, pre-med. Unfortunately my path to vet school was derailed by a car accident that left me unable to perform the fine motor tasks needed for surgery. So I decided that teaching the upcoming doctors, nurses, and such would be a great choice.
I am often very grateful for that unexpected career path switch because I now have the privilege to teach my passion to students who share that passion. I absolutely enjoy my students and am proud of all the wonderful things they do with this education.