Emily was a teenager when her family cat fell ill—her experiences made her realize that she wanted to help others through difficult times with their own pets. What better way to do that than by serving as a veterinary professional? Emily uses her skillset and innate compassion for animals every day as a member of Friendship Animal Hospital’s talented care team.
Emily is from Sterling, Virginia and attended college at Radford University before moving to Prescott, Arizona for two years. She then relocated to Asheville, North Carolina and started studying veterinary technology at Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College. Emily then returned to Arizona to begin working as a receptionist in a pet clinic in Chino Valley; she quickly became a Kennel Assistant before working her way up to a Veterinary Assistant position.
Emily continued helping pets in Arizona for a number of years before moving to Charlotte to be closer to family. She signed on with a local animal clinic in 2014, then joined the Friendship Animal Hospital team in the summer of 2016. She has a particular passion for dentistry work and alternative therapies that help with pain management, such as laser treatments and natural medications. Most of all, Emily likes getting to know patients and their owners on a personal level over the years.
Away from work, Emily enjoys knitting, playing video games, and creating cosplay outfits for Comic-Con events. She and her fiancé, Andrew, share their lives with a menagerie of pets. They live with three dogs—Jillian the toy poodle; a three-legged Chihuahua named Jasmine; and a goofy Labrador/Pit Bull mix named Bindi—as well as nine cats who go by Juni, Juliette, Jarvis, Cloud, Tifa, Yuffie, Ratatouille, Torque, and Miss Kitty. The couple also owns a pair of guinea pigs, Jenova and Aerith, as well as a corn snake named Kelly and Kronk the bearded dragon.