Laura has always had a passion for animals and growing up in Minnesota she was surrounded by a wide variety of pets and wildlife. She pursued her AAS of Veterinary Technology at Minnesota School of Business, and soon became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. After graduating Laura followed her dream to southern California where she worked in a general practice that also specialized in exotics, emergencies and surgery. Later she moved to Virginia to work in Neurology, but her love of the mountains brought her to Colorado. She was a surgical assistant in Denver until she found her way to VEPC in 2016. Laura can almost always be found with her dog Jimi (a Norwegian Elkhound). She also has a cat – Janis – who believes she is a dog and a red footed tortoise – Penny Lane – who rules the household. When Laura is not as work she can usually be found hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing in the mountains.