After growing up on a small hobby farm in Middle Tennessee, Monica realized that her passion in life was animals. This realization fueled her to pursue a career in helping animals in various ways which include medical care, fostering, and educating the public about general care. While completing her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science at the University of Tennessee, she worked as a large animal veterinary assistant at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after graduation from the University of Tennessee in 2007, she began working for a companion animal hospital as head technician. Not only did she assist with medical treatment, but she would direct pet owners in the general care and obedience of their pet. While working in the companion animal hospital, Monica realized that she wanted to earn her license to be a Veterinary Medical Technician in order to further expand her knowledge and abilities. In her personal life, Monica is owned by 3 dogs and 1 cat and works with the Westie Rescue of TN/AL by fostering and placed them in loving homes.