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My Name is Jessica, but I am more commonly known as JJ around the clinic. I joined the EVC support staff in 2001 when I was 16 years old. I grew up in the small town of Burton, Ohio, but moved here when I was 15. I have always had a love for animals and being an only child meant my mom always let me have pets from hamsters to horses. My best friends when I was little were a big 18 lb black cat named Biafra and an American Eskimo Dog named Beulah.
After I moved to California in 2000, I soon found my job as a veterinary assistant here at Evergreen. While working at Evergreen, I realized that veterinary technology is what I wanted to learn. I was learning a lot on the job, and also started taking online classes through Cedar Valley College in Texas. In 2009, I passed my California State Boards and have been working as an RVT ever since.
In particular, I have developed a strong love for the German Shepherd breed and in my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my German Shepherd Haily. We do all kinds of fun activities from hiking to dock diving, to agility and spending time with our friends of the German Shepherds of the Bay Area Meetup group.