Every day that I wake up and put my scrubs on, is going to be a good day. I have the opportunity to push myself to learn something new and challenge my mind too. But the true drive that pushes me to wake up and come to work every day are the animals. We can’t save them all, but the ones we can nurse back to health make it worth it. The appreciation that you see on the eyes of the owners and the love that the pets show makes everything worth it. We all take the job home with us when we clock out. We can’t sleep as we keep thinking about the animals that we all consider family.

This job can be very rewarding one minute and then knock you back the next, but I would not trade one minute of what I have learned over the last 16 years. The personal pets I have had to say goodbye to and then ones that I have watched grow up from puppies have become a second family to me. This career path has proven very rewarding for me and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.