Marissa joined our Veterinary Technician team in June of 2017, after graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Agribusiness. Her life long interest has been to work in the veterinary field. During college she interned with both small animal and equine veterinarians. She describes her of love for working with animals simply as “they love you for who you are and are a joy to be around”.

She has three horses and three cats. In her free time she enjoys exercising and spending time with family and friends, and of course riding her horses. Marissa also volunteers at the Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption. One of her fondest memories is of her first pet, a mini horse named Trigger. He looked just like a baby lamb at 6 days old and was 15 pounds when Marissa’s family took him in.