Cecilia attended Stanislaus Sate University, where she got her Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences. She's been in the Veterinary field for six years and with OVG for nearly five months.
What is your favorite part about your job? Working with great people who are truly passionate about their job.
If you could be an animal for a day, what animal would you choose to be and why? African Black Footed Cat. Because they are the deadliest cats…not to mention the cutest doing so.
You can only eat one dish for every meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for a whole month; what meal are you choosing? Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream. This would also be my last meal on a death sentence.
Favorite dog breed and why? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Not sure….something about the long fluffy ears and permanent puppy face.
Favorite cat breed? African Black-Footed Cat.
You're stranded on an island for a month; what 4 things are you bringing with you? Book, Sunscreen, Knife, and Rum!
If you had to take one coworker from OVG with you, who would you take and why? Heather. Because she’s an amazing groomer (from what I heard) and extremely gullible.
What is your favorite responsibility/task/procedure to perform at work? Collecting blood
What is your number one tip you have for pet owners? It can be anything from care tips, treat/food recommendations, tips before vet visits, etc. A tip that helps not only your veterinary staff but is also beneficial for the pet is practicing fear-free approaches to Vet visits.
Which Hogwarts House would you be in and why? Hufflepuff I’m Loyal, weird, and loving.
What's your go-to Starbucks drink? English Fog
What made you go into the veterinary medicine field for your career? Simple….for the love of caring for those creatures who cannot help themselves.
What pets do you have at home? (breed & name) Turkish Van (Todoroki) Tabby (Philip) Tabby (Mayonnaise) Terrier Mix (Maestro) Chihuahua (Frijolito)
Which OVG core value do you most embody and why? (Passionate, genuine, collaborative, fun, respectful). Passionate. Working with people who are passionate about their jobs makes it enjoyable. Not to mention better care for your pets comes from happy employees.
What are you most looking forward to in the new hospital? New Technology we will be learning/using for our patients.
What is your idea of the perfect day off? Reading, Food, and Movies.
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? London, I’m a huge Harry Potter Fan. I just always fantasized about visiting there.
Who would you consider your biggest mentor/inspiration in your career? Why? Honestly, myself. I’ve always known what I loved and did everything I needed to to be here. I’m still growing in this career and will continue to do so. I never once doubted my potential and belonging in this field. Just glad I found a group of people who are just as passionate.