Valerie has worked in many areas of the veterinary industry including as a veterinary technician and customer service representative. After leaving the vet world and obtaining her MBA at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Valerie was called back to a career in veterinary medicine. Currently, she is a practice manager and ambassador for National Veterinary Associates. Valerie feels that her purpose in life is to help the veterinary industry provide the best care possible through the use of sound financial, medical, and compassionate practices. A true animal lover at heart, she feels honored to be a part of Community Veterinary Outreach USA and is thrilled with the opportunity to advance the human animal bond. When not at work, Valerie spends most of her time with her husband and their two young daughters. As a family, they enjoy the lake, traveling, and being outdoors. They also have two dogs and one cat to ensure that they are always busy and entertained.