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Jessi’s love and passion for animals became very clear growing up on a farm with horses, cattle, goats, sheep, dogs, and cats. From a young age Jessi would bring home any stray that she found to provide them with comfort and safety. She started her veterinary technician career working at the SPCA, helping many animals find their forever homes. She continues her education through Penn Foster’s vet tech program.

Jessi’s time with animals does not stop when she ends her shifts at Ark. She goes home to her own zoo which consists of three dogs (Diesel: German Shepard, Zoey: Lab/Boarder Collie mix, Dixie: Australian Cattle dog), 2 horses (Rebel and Cowboy: Quarter horses), and one cat (Nala). Outside of work Jessi puts a lot of work and commitment into her rodeo career. Jessi is frequently traveling with her horses competing in barrel races and rodeos. In 2018 Jessi will continue her rodeo career at the NBHA World Show in Georgia!

Jessi’s favorite things to do are to compete with her horses, hiking with Diesel who means the world to her, eating junk food, and spending time with her boyfriend. Jessi loves her job at Ark and really enjoys working with her coworkers as well! Jessi loves spending time with any animal that comes to Ark, as well as educating clients.