"I joined the VMC in 2000 for my clinical internship and have been here ever since! My primary interest is reducing pain and discomfort for animals, so specializing in anesthesia and physical rehabilitation has allowed me to follow my passion every day.
"While working at the VMC, I've been able to earn several advanced certifications, including a VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialist) in anesthesia, a CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner), and CVPP (Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner). The VMC has supported me every step of the way.
"I love working with little dogs like pugs and Bostons—I call them goblin dogs—so being able to help a pug learn how to walk again is one of my favorite memories of working here. He took his first steps on his owner's birthday, and she said it was the best birthday present ever. Helping people by helping their pets is incredibly rewarding."—Siri Rea, AH Pro 3-Clinical Vet Care, Civil Service