Meet the friendly staff at Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic!
Maria was born and raised in Snow Hill, North Carolina. Her father worked at a hog farm and started taking her with him when she was four years old. It was this event that helped eventually bring her into the veterinary industry. “Growing around chickens, goats, horses, dogs, cats, and ducks made me more curious about how animals lived and saw a veterinarian come and visit every once in a while made me start thinking about that as a career.” When she was eight, she helped a mama goat give birth and even had to assist with positioning the baby for an easier birth! “That was the day I decided to go into the veterinary field.”
Maria went to school at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and completed her schooling online to earn her Associate’s degree. Her passion is being in the lab!
Maria’s passion is her sons, Alonso and Isaac. She loves working with animals, but her favorite is farm animals as that’s what she grew up with!