Certifications: Fear Free Certified
Jackie was born and raised in central Florida, where she spent most of her free time caring for her pets and riding and showing horses in the hunter circuit. For her, caring for those that can’t always ask for help is a dream come true! Jackie is a Certified Veterinary Technician with the Ski Town Animal Hospital family. Jackie was still in high school when she signed on for her first job at a veterinary clinic. She advanced her career as a Technician, then enrolled in St. Petersburg College in 2015 to study veterinary technology. She completed her degree while working full-time, and graduated in 2017. Jackie has been a Certified Veterinary Technician ever since! After helping pets at two other veterinary hospitals in Florida for a total of 12 years, Jackie decided to make a change and moved to Steamboat Springs in the fall of 2020. It wasn’t long before she’d signed on here at Ski Town Animal Hospital. She couldn’t be happier with her choice! Jackie is particularly fond of anesthesia and surgical work, and her favorite part of the job is chatting one-on-one with pet owners and their adorable animal companions every day. In her free time, Jackie likes hiking and exploring the outdoors. Her newest hobby is snowboarding, which she learned this past winter. (She’d only seen snow once before!) At home, Jackie and her boyfriend share their lives with several pets. The couple has five lovable cats and two Catahoula/Bulldog mixes named Blue and Earl.