Rachel has always had a love for animals and has worked in the veterinary business for over a decade. After studying Biology at UCSC and graduating in 2003 she moved to San Francisco and began her career in the Veterinary field. Beginning at the customer service end she quickly realized that her passion was working directly with her furry patients. So she began training as a technician assistant and used her on the job experience to advance her technician skills. In 2008 she sat for her state exams and became a RVT.
In 2011, after 8 years in San Francisco, she met her now Husband and a year later she moved to Santa Cruz and joined the Westside Animal Hospital team.
Rachel enjoys the Santa Cruz lifestyle, taking advantage of local hiking trails and local shops and eateries. When not at work she can be found at home loving on her cats or perhaps experimenting with a new recipe or reading a good book.
Her passion for animals extends past the veterinary field. One long term goal is to participate in conservation and research of wild large exotic felines; which she plans to do with her husband, and fellow RVT/coworker, Seth.