Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jill graduated from SUNY Delhi in May of 2004. After college she worked for Dr. Lucia Roberts outside of Lowville, NY for a little under a year. It was this small animal hospital that got her started on the right foot towards her future in veterinary medicine. During that time Jill learned what it was like to be a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) at a single veterinarian practice. In February of 2005, Jill joined the VVH family. It was quite a change going from a one doctor practice to seven, but she has welcomed the challenge. Cruciate surgery was not a very common scene at Dr. Roberts hospital, but now it had become a weekly occurrence for her here at VVH. While several new doors began to open here for her at VVH, Jill has become fond of certain areas of special interest, including chemo therapy, dentals, some behavioral issues, laboratory work, like manual CBC's, and ultrasound. She especially loves to learn the different sections of a patient's body in an ultrasound, with a special interest in cardiology. Jill has also learned to communicate well with clients during her time at VVH. She has shown a kind, gentle, and polite nature to those around her. In return she has earned the same from others. Noticing this quality, Jill was offered a new position within the hospital, Head Veterinary Technician. She accepted the position with enthusiasm in September of 2007. Upon taking this new position she has become one of the key players in keeping VVH organized and ready for all of the many day to day challenges. Jill is honored to be a member of the VVH family and thanks all of the team members for teaching her so much about the field of veterinary medicine. She continues to learn and grow in the field through Continuing Education every year. Most recently she attended a seminar in Baltimore, MD on veterinary practice management and animal behavior issues. Jill has what her family jokes about as 'a zoo at home.' She has 4 cats (Sawmeres, Cricket, Charlie, and Lirit) and a fresh water aquarium. Some of her favorite past times are reading, drawing, writing, listening to all genres of music, swimming, role playing on GaiaOnline, and camping.