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Brittany – Vet Assistant

October 23rd, 2023 by Justin Vandeberghe

Hometown: Elizabeth, CO – This is a small rural community east of Castle Rock. There, I grew up riding horses and participating in 4-H!

Pet Family: Currently, I own an American Quarter Horse named Smoke and a Corgi named Dolly May. Smoke and I have been a team for around 5 years now and we currently compete in Reined Cowhorse Competitions. I have also rode smoke in many parades and rodeos as a local rodeo queen in high school. Dolly is the newest addition to my family. I adopted her as a puppy while I was in college and she turned into the best college dog ever. She is spicy and opinionated, but brings a lot of joy into my life.

When I am not at the clinic: You can find me in the barn! My horse stays with my family’s other 5 horses in Elizabeth, so naturally there is always something to do in the barn. Horses are one of my passions and I love to ride and spend time outside with them.

Education: I got my Bachelors of Science from the University of Wyoming where I studied Animal and Veterinary Science. My degree is focused on Production Livestock, Equine Science, and Animal Biology.

Career Choice: I have always been around animals my entire life and have always enjoyed caring for them. From a very young age, I knew that I wanted to have a career with animals and it wasn’t until college where I discovered my passion for medicine and biology. I chose to work in Vet Med because it allows me to provide care for a large variety of animals while working in medicine. This field encourages me to learn new things everyday which is something I enjoy.

Role at CCAC: Here at the clinic, my job is to be a Veterinary Technician Assistant.

Greatest thing about working with animals: The greatest thing about working with animals is being able to bring peace and resolutions to the families. Growing up with animals, I know that every pet plays a key role in the family. I have been blessed with a lot of great animals in my life and have always looked up to the people who were able to help them in a crisis or even for year to year check ups. I am thrilled to be able to contribute that to the families who visit CCAC.

Favorite compliment: The greatest compliment a customer can give is a smile as they leave! That makes me feel good knowing they are happy with the service we provided.

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