Desiree has always been passionate about animals, starting with her love of horses as a child. Growing up riding, assisting veterinarians with barn animal yearly checkups, to volunteering at equine rescues and therapeutic riding centers. She started in the veterinary field in 2012, studying at Tunxis and Penn Foster College. Has enjoyed all aspects from being a technician, surgical assistant to reception and triage and a special interest in ophthalmology. Joining the VEC team in June of 2018. She shares her home in Avon with her rescue dog Astrid and two mischievous cats, Beans and Alice.