Cassie was born and raised in the Hoosier state of Indiana. She spent most of her childhood fishing on the banks of the Wabash River and horseback riding. After graduating high school Cassie decided to move to a larger city to pursue her college degree. After two years of study, she decided to follow her dreams into veterinary medicine by working an externship at the Evansville Zoo. Cassie then transferred schools and decided on Murray State University in Murray Kentucky.
Murray State was the hands-on education Cassie had been searching for. While working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Health Technology, Cassie was able to obtain her wildlife rehabilitation license through the state of Kentucky working with Raptors, Elk and Bison. The B.A.S program also offered free clinics to the public where students could perform physical examinations, venipuncture and annual parasite checks. Cassie has five years of experience as a Certified Veterinary Technician in general practice. In 2015 Cassie decided to continue moving further south, to Florida, for bigger and better opportunities. Working at a five-doctor practice in Saint Petersburg, Cassie became interested in the human-animal bond. She was able to attend The Pet Loss Center’s certification class in Animal Companionship. Wanting to pursue the surgical aspect of veterinary medicine, Cassie came to Veterinary Surgery Center to do just that. Cassie also has a strong affinity for feline medicine and behavior.
Cassie shares her home with her boyfriend Nick and her three tuxedo cats; Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and Rogue. Being a country girl Cassie takes full advantage of the state parks Florida has to offer. She also enjoys kayaking, relaxing at the beach, fossil hunting and watching dolphins at Vinoy Park.