Alicia is a Missouri native, growing up and spending most of her life in the St. Louis area. She has had the opportunity to have many different types of animal companions in her life (such as hedgehogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, a potbelly pig, and horses – just to name a few). Alicia’s experience with her own personal animals range from showing her horses and rabbits to working as a rescue foster mom and participating with animal-assisted therapy groups.
Alicia has always had an interest in medicine, which led her initially to attend medical school at UMKC, but her main passion has always been working with animals. This passion and interest led Alicia to pursue her career as a Registered Veterinary Technician, and she has been working in the veterinary field since 2005.
Since animals have constantly been a primary focus in Alicia’s life, she has mainly pursued opportunities in her life that have allowed her to be involved with them. She enjoys country living and is the proud mother of a beautiful little girl and several animal companions. Currently Alicia and her daughter reside with five of their critters: Riley- the one-eyed Jack Russell wonder; Pancho- the bossy Aussie/Blue Heeler X; Angel- the babysitter Rott X; Duchess- a very opinionated DSH calico/Siamese X; and Bandit – a Tuxedo DSH and her daughter’s best friend. Alicia also has two horses (Scout- paint horse and Nestle- quarter horse) that are making the most of participating as therapy horses in a local therapeutic riding program.
With over 10 years pet-sitting under her belt combined with over 7 years veterinary experience and knowledge, Alicia is confident in providing your pets with the same care and compassion she provides her own.