Hi, my name is Kate! I'm originally from West Virginia but have lived in Florida since 2013. I moved here to finish my undergraduate work at the University of Tampa where I graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors in Psychology. I spent 6 months in the Florida Keys after graduation doing a research internship with Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. Afterwards, I moved back to the Clearwater area and graduated with my Associates degree in Animal Nursing in May of 2019 from St. Petersburg College. I have worked in the veterinary field since 2008 and have been a technician for a little over 3 years now. While I love working in a small animal practice and enjoy the bond I get to form with my patients, my true passion is aquatic animals. I am working diligently to move into either zoo or aquatic medicine and hope to find the right fit for me within the next few years. When I'm not working I am either volunteering at Florida Aquarium or at the beach with my dog, Zeva.