Carissa graduated from the Veterinary Assistant program in 2009 and started to work at St. Lawrence Veterinary Services in 2012. She shares her home with her spouse Cody and with two lovely rescue animals; Miss Abigail Pancake (the Pyrenees), and Bingo (the geriatric diabetic cat).
Her love for veterinary medicine extends into the weekend, working as an Animal health technician at Queens University. Carissa is very active in the community; volunteering with various groups, and developing/managing local youth programs.
Her position allows her to discuss her love for pet nutrition, and early detection of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and arthritis.