Born in Farmington, New Mexico, Destinee moved to Arizona in 2012. She always had a passion for helping animals and has a special interest in working with exotics.
After graduating from high school, Destinee completed a Veterinary Assisting course at Carrington College and has been working at Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic since August of 2017. She hopes to pass her love of animals on to her young daughter.
Destinee’s pets: a dog named Rubee and a tortoise named Cornelius.
Although she was born in Tempe, Arizona, Desirea moved a lot growing up, living in Texas, Illinois, California, Oregon, North Carolina and Kansas. As a child she always had a soft spot for animals but did not consider working with them as a career until she was grown. She initially applied for a kennel position at a clinic in Kansas but was hired to assist the veterinary technicians and subsequently worked there as a receptionist.
Now, as a veterinary assistant, Desirea takes patients’ histories, vital signs, does blood draws and takes x-rays. She has a cat named Duey who likes belly rubs and playing with his Kong toy. She enjoys biking, hiking and being outdoors as well as playing the bass guitar. She comes from a musical family and enjoys “jamming” with them. Her sister is a singer who also enjoys photography. Her father, a pastor, plays the guitar, her mother is an accomplished drummer and her brother can play any instrument he gets his hands on.
A graduate of Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Kendra has worked at Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic since graduating from Apollo College in 2006. She has already become a member of ASVDT, the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians and has had advanced training in anesthesia.
Kendra’s pets:2 dogs, Keysha, a German shepherd mix and Sawyer, a small mix breed rescue, and 2 cats: Butterscotch and JuJu
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