Melissa moved to Arizona in 2013 from the sunshine state, Florida. Although she misses the beach she enjoys spending time in Arizona with her husband, son, 2 chow chows, Tiberius and Nyota and 2 Persians, Viola and Winston. Melissa graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences, so don’t be shocked if you see her sporting some Florida Gator gear during football season. Melissa has been in the veterinary industry since 2001, starting as a kennel technician, then a technician and now as a hospital manager. She would like to continue her career in veterinary medicine as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in the near future. When she is not working with animals she is reading, baking and spending time with her family, traveling and doing anything adventurous. So if you don’t see Melissa around the hospital, she is probably working on her bucket list to visit all the natural parks in the United States!