Michelle Maurer - Veterinary Assistant - Michelle has been a resident of Fairfax her whole life. Though she has no pets of her own, she's always wanted to work with animals. After a 2 year hiatus exploring the world of Nursing, she finds herself back amongst the fur babies! She hopes to one day go to vet tech school, however until that time she looks forward to gaining experience and pursuing her passion. In her free time she enjoys playing fetch with her god-dog Nellie, playing board games with friends, and indulging her inner child by rocking out to the Disney classics!
Jennie Archer - Veterinary Assistant - Jennie joined us in July 2017, after serving for two years as a City Year AmeriCorps Member in the D.C. Public School system. Though she loved her experience working with children she couldn’t help but wonder about the possibility to connect back to her childhood dream of working with animals. She aspires to ultimately start her own non-profit animal rescue organization but in the meantime, she is gaining valuable skills as an assistant and volunteering at local rescues. Jennie grew up in Connecticut with a variety of pets her most current being a Brittney Spaniel named Bean!!
Elizabeth Baker - Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist - Elizabeth joined CAC in August of 2017. She grew up locally in Northern Virginia and has loved animals since she was a child. She began working as a veterinary assistant upon graduating high school and can't imagine working in any other field. She enjoys working with animals of all different types and sizes, including exotics, wildlife, and large animals.
She hopes to further pursue schooling in some biological or animal-related field, having graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Mary Washington. Outside of her time at CAC, she loves to play soccer and remain active either running, hiking, or generally being outside.
Daniel Fields - Veterinary Assistant - Daniel joined CAC in the fall of 2017. Born and raised in the deep South, he came to the DC area to study Biology of Global Health at Georgetown University, where he will graduate in the spring. After visiting CAC with the hopes of gaining some shadowing experience, he somehow found himself with a uniform and name badge, and hasn’t questioned anything since! Daniel hopes to become a veterinarian in the U.S. Army one day.
Aimee Garcia - Aimee joined CAC in September 2018. She's lived in Northern Virginia her entire life. Currently she is pursing her accelerated Masters degree in Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. She has hopes of going to tech school after finishing her studies, or staying in an animal related field down the road. In her free time she enjoys camping, fixing cars, riding her motorcycles, and adventuring with her black lab Lexi-smexi.
Selena Healey - Joined CAC October 2018 - Selena graduated from American University in 2018 with a B.S. in Biology. She has been pursuing her long-standing dream of becoming a Veterinarian since she was 5 years old! Currently, she is gaining experience in the veterinary field before applying to Veterinary Schools. She loves learning, and working at CAC has continued to expand her knowledge of biology and veterinary medicine. In her free time, Selena enjoys continuing her studies of the Japanese language and culture, gaming, DIY, and spending time outdoors. She has one pet currently; an adorable all black Holland Lop rabbit named Abbott!
Betsy Hebert - Veterinary Assistant - Betsy graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 2015 with a Bachelor Arts thinking she wanted to pursue a career in interior design. After some trial and error for a year after graduation she landed a job as administrative assistant in DC. Betsy quickly realized that was not for her and that she wanted to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She is taking her final prerequisites for The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine this summer and will be applying to veterinary school this year with hopes to attend in the fall of 2020.