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Barbara was born and raised in New York City and has always had a large number of pets growing up. She has tremendous love and compassion for all animals. She has been fascinated with the animal science field since childhood.
After graduating from St. John’s University with a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, Barbara worked as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
She moved to Arizona in 2001 and has been working in the Vet field since 2007.
Barbara is owned by her two Australian Shepherds, Kilo & Narc.
Barbara spends the majority of her free time with her two dogs, her husband and at the gym.
Barbara has a strong passion for fitness and health and enjoys running, biking, all sports, Bikram Yoga, playing the Alto saxophone and scrapbooking. (With IRAH since 4/2013)
If at the tender age of five you had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, without any hesitation I would have replied a Police Officer. But growing up with a very persistent mother whose love of animals outshined that of her kids it was insisted upon that one of her daughters work with animals. When a local veterinarian offered me the
chance to train and work as a technician the very real fear of my mother allowed me to take this veterinarian up on her offer. And so I have remained for the last four years, and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have been involved in rescue organizations since before I could drive; fostering hundreds of kittens and dogs. I am the mother to a wonderful, snorting pug: Mathew Grady. I am also the humble servant to three cats who hate each other as much as they hate their canine siblings. While the world of law enforcement still calls out to me, I have put it on hold, focusing instead on the fuzzy, wet-nosed critters that have brought me so much joy over the years. (With IRAH since 3/2007).
Marya's love for animals encouraged her to study veterinary technology at Apollo College. This has led to the beginning of her technician career which has been extremely fulfiling. Marya loves being a part of the healing process for animals in need. Her hobbies include movies, reading, and dancing. She enjoys any food as long as it includes jalapenos and any soda that is on sale. Marya enjoys spending time with her husband and spoiling her son Ayden. She shares her home with 3 cats (Scout, Zen, and Texas) and her Shih-Tzu (Roxi). (With IRAH since 7/2011)
Marisa developed a deep compassion and love for animals at a young age. She earned her Veterinary Assistant diploma and has been working in the field ever since. She enjoys her job immensely. On her days off, she loves spending time with her six cats, two dogs, two turtles, and a guinea pig. Her hobbies include Zumba, hiking, and searching for cat figurines at local thrift stores. Marisa is known as the "Crazy Cat Lady" and embraces it to the fullest extent. (With IRAH since 12/2010)
Heather has always had a passion for animals. A year after she graduated high school, she decided to go to PMI and has been working in the veterinary field ever since. It brings her great joy knowing she is helping animals with their health needs. Heather has one kitty of her own. In her free time, she likes spending time with her husband and kids, cooking/baking, watching movies, cross-stitching, and listening to music. (With IRAH since 06/2009).
Robin was born in Canandaigua, New York and raised in Arizona. Robin has started rescuing animals at a young age with her mother and often times managed to bring home a pet or two. In her youth, Robin raised rabbits as pets and also for competition in 4-H. Robin is owned by a Pit bull named Clyde and two Dachshunds, Ares who is have been a part of her family since a puppy and Nike was rescued into the family when she was two. Her love for animals is the reason she decided to return to school and is currently attending the Pima Community College Veterinary Technician Program. (With IRAH since 7/2014)