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Growing up in Ardsley, Pennsylvania, Tracy was always surrounded by her family pets. Ever since she can remember, she’s gotten joy from helping an injured or sick animal and nurturing it back to health. Now, she gets to do that regularly as one of the Ark Animal Hospital of Chalfont’s Veterinary Technicians!

After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in small animal medicine from Delaware Valley College in 1998, Tracy took a job at the Montgomery County SPCA in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It was there that she met Dr. Barbara Smith, owner of the Ark Animal Hospital company. After taking time off to be a full-time mother, Tracy decided to get back into the workforce; she contacted Dr. Smith, who happened to be hiring veterinary technicians! Tracy has worked here at the clinic since early 2003.

For Tracy, educating pet owners about proper animal care is one of the most rewarding things she does. She’s also fond of watching puppies grow up and helping to provide care tips throughout their lives.

Tracy and her husband, Jeff, have two young boys: Connor and Brian. Their family currently shares their home with an elderly cat named Simon; and a guinea pig with an enormous personality.

Outside of work, Tracy is an avid bicyclist. In 2013, she rode 200 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. to raise money for the Young Survival Coalition. She rode even farther in 2014, trekking a total of 250 miles from Frazer, Pennsylvania to Assateague Island!