Prior to joining the POMDR clinic staff in June 2020, Emily volunteered at the nonprofit Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey, working with injured or orphaned animals including hawks, foxes, opossums and fawns. Here in California, she volunteered at the Monterey Bay Aquarium with rescued sea otters, and fostered kittens and even a raccoon for the SPCA.
Emily worked as a Shelter Animal Health Evaluator at the SPCA for Monterey County before transferring to the clinic there as a Veterinary Assistant. Before that, Emily worked as a Veterinary Technician at a busy vet center in New Jersey. She has also worked as a farm hand with horses, alpacas, goats, donkeys, ducks, Guinea hens, chickens, sheep and more.