People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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Brenda has lived in Burbank, California her entire life and has an older sister. Since as early as 3 years of age, little Brenda had developed a fascination with animals as she grew up around all types of animals and knew that she wanted to work in the animal field.
Christina grew up in the Glendale area with her parents, her one special needs sister, and her Australian Shepherd named Lucky. Growing up, Christina's family had many different types of pets--from guinea pigs, to dogs, cats, even parakeets! Being surrounded by all these different animals as a kid and getting to take care of them, Christina was inspired to pursue a career in the veterinary field!
Jennifer grew up in the Hollywood / Los Angeles area with her parents and other family members. Being an only child, she often felt that pets were her brothers and sisters, even though she argues with her cousins as if they were her siblings.
Raised in Huntington Park, California, Karen is the middle child out of 4 siblings. Her hobbies include gardening, arts and crafts, cooking, and hiking. When she is done with the work day, her two dogs Chabela and Chica welcome her home and cuddle up beside her.
When she was 13 years old, Leslie’s Labrador mix cut her leg on a broken mirror. Leslie clearly did not mind the blood as she took it upon herself to clean and dress the wound. When she saw that her dog healed up very well, Leslie became inspired by this incident and decided to explore a career in the veterinary world.
Before working in the veterinary field, Mary was a bookkeeper in a downtown office. The commute and the office environment pushed her to look for another job. Without knowing anything about the veterinary world, she secured a job at a clinic, and it did not take long before she fell in love with the work!
Since she was a young child, Samantha has always loved everything and anything to do with animals. Her favorite shows growing up were the Crocodile Hunter and the Jeff Corwin Experience because it was fascinating to see and learn about all the different creatures on our planet. She was inspired by the compassion and respect that these shows expressed for animals and it convinced her that she wanted to become a veterinarian when she grew up. One day, while visiting family...
Stefani grew up in Inglewood, California and moved to Burbank back in 2012. She attended the all-girls Catholic high school Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles and then got her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona in 2017. During her free time...