Growing up, Emily jumped at every opportunity to volunteer at an animal shelter or pet-sit for a friend or family member. She’s adored caring for animals all her life, and one thing became clear the older she got: veterinary medicine was the perfect path for her. Now, Emily gets to gain hands-on experience in the veterinary world here at the hospital, and plans on applying to veterinary school in the future!
Emily was born in Texas but lived all over the country thanks to her father’s job in the United States Air Force. She was still in high school when she secured her first job at an animal hospital, serving as a Kennel Assistant. Emily has been involved in the veterinary world ever since! She joined the All Animals Veterinary Hospital family in May of 2018 and couldn’t be happier to gain real-world experience in the world of pet care.
The thing that Emily likes most about her job is that she never stops learning—the challenges of the field keep her on her toes on a daily basis. Emily has aspirations of becoming an exotic-animal or wildlife veterinarian in the future, and she even had the opportunity to study wildlife ecology and field techniques in South Africa in the summer of 2018. Emily came face-to-face with elephants, rhinos, large cats, and other incredible creatures, and it only made her more convinced to pursue veterinary care!
Emily’s main interest outside of veterinary medicine is music. She’s an avid piano player, and has recently started playing professionally at a number of events. Currently, she’s fostering a cat named Spooky.