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Veterinary Assistant (Relief)

Selena

Veterinary Assistant (Relief)

Selena

My name is Selena. Since I could remember I've been fascinated with the natural world. I have a degree in Marine and Conservation Biology from Seattle University. I've been working in the veterinary environment since I was 16 years old. My first job was taking care of horses. I've worked in sanctuaries with pigs, goats and chickens. Pasados Safe Haven out in Monroe inspired me to go vegan when I was 17 and haven't changed since! I got to go to college a little early and went to Ocean Research College Academy in Everett where I got to have early exposure to scientific research. I got to go on a boat every month and survey birds/marine animals and take water/sediment samples.  My senior project consisted of studying plastic in river otter scat.  During this time I discovered wildlife rehabilitation and I was hooked! I love working with crows. As soon as I graduated that program I got certified in scuba diving. I can proudly state that I have gone scuba diving with a variety of sharks, sea turtles,  harbor seals. I've seen wild dolphins, octopi, whales  and sting/manta rays. During college I worked at a local animal shelter and learned of the importance of spay and neuter. My love for travel and animal introduced me to trap-neuter-release and spay/neuter. I also learned of the deep connection between feral cats/free roaming dogs and local wildlife. I've gone to Honduras, Hawaii and helped out in numerous local areas to spay/neuter as many dogs/cats as possible! I am currently in my second round of Veterinary school applications. I really love teaching and guiding others. I am a proud owner of a doberman mix tripod and love to foster kittens/puppies. This is my first job working with exotics and so far it's been so fun. I am always looking forward to working at CBEAM!