Veterinary Technician

Chelsea is back! She first worked with us from January 2020 to late August of 2021, and now she is back as of April 2022 as part of our Veterinary Technician team. She grew up in Chariton, Ia until 2014 when she then moved to Africa. She first visited as a part of a college program and then decided to stay there. In Africa, she volunteered at a Primate Sanctuary where she was able to Surrogate 4 baboons; which she says is her greatest accomplishment! She worked and lived in Africa until 2017 when she lived in the U.S. out of state until January 2020 when she started working here. Chelsea has always loved animals ever since she was young, but during her time in Africa, she was able to see the clinical side of the Primate Sanctuary as well and really became interested in Veterinary Medicine. Now at Family Pet, she enjoys all areas of Veterinary Medicine and is especially interested in the Dental Procedures we perform. She hopes to continue her education in this field and potentially branch out into other Animal Care industry services such as grooming!

At home, Chelsea has 3 dogs, Havoc, Maverick, and Toby who are a German Shorthair Pointer, German Shephard Dog, and Lab Mix respectively. She also has 3 cats, Greta, Pete, and Ra. Greta and Pete are Domestic Shorthairs and Ra is a Bengal cat! Her hobbies at home include Kayaking and Sewing! She even has a small business where she makes Dog Collars and Leashes by hand. This information can be located on her Business Page titled “Canine Customs by Chelsea” or on her Etsy Store (! She would tell any Pet Parent to Do their research! Every breed has its own specifications and we as owners should be responsible and ensure we are prepared for them.