Mariah began working in the field of veterinary medicine as a CSR in March 2018. She joined the VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Centre Park in October 2019 as a CSR, and was later cross-trained as a Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys working in surgery and has found her passion as a surgery assistant. Currently, she is working towards becoming a registered technician, then certified in the areas of surgery and anesthesia and analgesia.
"My first job with animals was a side gig as a dog walker/pet sitter while I was interning at an environmental advocacy non-profit. I absolutely loved spending time with and watching my pet clients grow! However, I wasn't feeling intellectually stimulated by the work. It wasn't until I researched the medication of one dog client that I was indirectly introduced to the veterinary assistant occupation. I did a lot of research and found that this career would be the perfect opportunity for me to care for animals and satisfy my curiosity. Now I can't imagine doing anything else!"
Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.