I grew up in Linn, MO, and graduated from Helias High School here in Jefferson City. I then attended MU, earning a B.S. in Animal Science. I am married with three great kids, three dogs and two cats. I am also a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. In the springtime, our little zoo will fluctuate with babies as I greatly enjoy taking in orphaned and injured babies. Over the years, my family has enjoyed raising and releasing raccoons, opossums, kittens, rabbits, squirrels, and even a flying squirrel.
I met Dr. Groner as a distressed pet owner when my dog, Shelby (my husband's and my first baby), was hit by a car. I was so impressed with Dr. Groner's excellent care and concerned manner. We could really tell she cared about our Shelby. As soon as Shelby was better, I started bugging Dr. Groner for a job. I became a happy member of the Woodland family in August of 1998.
I am originally from a small town in Illinois called Fulton. After high school, I went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and obtained a B.S. in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry. I decided getting licensed in Veterinary Technology would be the best course for me, and spent two years at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. I am now a Registered Veterinary Technician.
I fell in love with a young man from California, MO and we got engaged in the summer of 2010. I knew I would love Woodland the first time I viewed their website and I am glad they decided to give me a chance! I got married on May 28th, 2011 and began working at Woodland on June 1st.I love how caring and dedicated everyone is to clients and patients. I am very glad they allowed me to come into the family.
I am partial to cats, and currently I am owned by five of them: Blanca, Rowan, my evil little sweetie Kya, Kira, and Charity.
On October 17, 2013, my husband and I welcomed a new addition in to our home, but this time she was a two legged one. My daughter, Katana Marie Fisher, has made our lives complete.
I was born in England, and grew up traveling with my family all over the world. My father was in the British Military. I attended nursing school in Glasgow, Scotland, and received my B.S.N. In 1975, I met & married my husband, Ed, from Russellville, MO. We have two adult children and one grandchild. I have worked on the human side of the medical field for thirty years. Now I am enjoying working with all the lovely animals, clients, and staff of Woodland Animal Hospital.
My wee ones at home include a Jack Russell Terriers ( Louie), a Yorkshire Terrier (Freddie), a Rat Terrier mix (Mogley), and one Pug (Puggey); they keep my very busy, as do my grandchildren.
I grew up in St. Thomas and graduated from Helias in 1979. I attended Lincoln University toward a degree in nursing. My love of animals took me in a different direction. I started as an apprentice groomer for several months without pay. I have now been grooming over ten years. I enjoy attending grooming seminars to stay current on the new grooming technology. I look forward to my job every single day. I have had rescue animals all my life; currently, I have three.