My love of animals started at a very young age. My first dog at three years old was a Collie named Sammy. I was in charge of brushing her. Believe me, that is dedication and love!
Fast forward to 1983 with 4 years of veterinary experience learning on the job from kennel work up the world of veterinary care, I was hired as a technician at Evergreen Veterinary Clinic. There was only one other employee, Leslie, our receptionist. The hospital was only half built out. All our client files were in cardboard boxes and the one phone was in the closet! It was fun being part of a brand new practice. Every few days we would get a call from a nice guy who was painting and putting up shelves and cabinets during the evenings asking for our input. That guy, Ted, and I were married within six months. We are still happily married.
I am now the practice manager of this wonderful hospital. Every day, I still learn something new. My joys in life are gardening, cooking and horseback riding. Ted and I love and take pride in growing our own food, vegetables, and meat. At this time we have two horses, Malarkey and Penny, two cows Glitz and Easter and their calves, five sheep, a goat, Iris, 21 chickens, thirteen koi fish, a Caique parrot, Petey, and three parakeets, three kitties, Bracquemond, Morisot, and Cassatt, and last but not least, Sonrisa, the French bulldog and Sassenach, the English setter.