Melissa is originally from Queens, New York. She received her AAS in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Farmindale in 1992 and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has been working at LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital since she moved to Florida in 1995. For the first six years, she rotated through the general and specialty practice and was also ICU supervisor. In 2001 she started working in the ER/Critical Care Department. Melissa attends continuing education courses to keep current on the newest trends in veterinary medicine and is also a member of NAVTA (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) and FVTA (Florida Veterinary Technician Association). When she is not busy in the ER/ICU, Melissa is busy at home with two kids, 5 dogs, a bearded dragon and one very old cat.
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