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Veterinary Assistant

Educational Background: Karissa is currently finishing up her general education classes at Illinois Valley Community College. She plans to continue her education at Joliet Junior College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

About Me: Karissa grew up in Peru, Illinois. She is the youngest of 3 and she loves spending time with her family and friends. Some of her hobbies include: shopping, hiking, fishing, playing sports, hunting and horseback riding.

Pets: Karissa has 2 dogs - a Labrador Retriever, Micah, and a Havapoo, Charley. She also has a Chinchilla named Basher.

Favorite thing about my job: Karissa says, "I have always loved animals. Knowing that I am making a difference in helping an animal live a longer, happier life, makes me happy. I enjoy seeing a variety of species that come into Ancare. I learn new things everyday and I'm always up for a challenge."

Fun Facts: Karissa plays the ukulele and acoustic guitar.

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