CassieCassie joined the Animal Care Clinic team in July 2013 as one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians.  Originally from Clovis, California she came to San Luis Obispo to attend school at Cal Poly.  She has graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a BS in Animal Science and a MS in Equine and Animal Nutrition Studies.  She would next like to pursue a technical specialty in nutrition.  Cassie says, “From a young age I knew I wanted to work in a veterinary hospital.  As a teenager I would assist a neighbor, who was also a veterinarian, while she treated various livestock and pets and knew it was what I wanted to do as a career.  I am a very compassionate person who found myself helping animals wherever I happened to be and am very fortunate to have been able to realize this dream of mine.”

cassie & michaelOutside of work Cassie shares her passion of outdoor activities (including hiking, running, and camping) with her husband Michael.  When not at work you’ll probably find Cassie hiking in Big Sur with Michael and Rito or riding around their home in Atascadero on their beach cruiser bikes.  They especially like exploring in their Airstream travel trailer and enjoying active vacations!  Cassie and Michael would really like to take a road trip around the Southwest and see the Grand Canyon!  They share their home with 2 cats, Tiger Lily and Clementine, and dog, Rito.  Cassie has also volunteered to help spay/neuter dogs in Mexico.