Jess recently moved from Maryland and has been a veterinary technician for 3 years. While growing up she cared for numerous stray birds, squirrels, and other critters, so knew early on that taking care of animals was the career for her. Growing up in a family surrounded by animals helped foster her love of them, and training her own dogs grew a fascination for animal behavior. Off the clock, she is almost always found hanging out with her dog and special-needs guinea pig. Jess loves being able to comfort sick animals, as well as helping nurture the bonds between pets and their families.