Alyssa was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and moved to Wisconsin as a baby with her family. As a kid she would play make-believe with her stuffed animals, pretending to care for them as a vet and making zoos with them. Little did she know that years later she would work in a real animal clinic as a Veterinary Assistant!
As a teenager Alyssa volunteered at the Washington County Humane Society, where she walked dogs, cared for kittens, and gained a lot of valuable experience. She also volunteered at a Therapeutic Equestrian Center where she gained experience working with both horses and children. After interning at several animal clinics for the college Veterinary Technician program she attended, she started working at Brook-Falls in 2013.
Alyssa especially likes looking at blood smears and learning about the care of exotics and birds—every exotic animal is fascinating and challenging in their own way!
At home, Alyssa has a Bichon/Poodle mix named Cosmos. In her spare time, Alyssa likes competitive horse riding—her greatest accomplishment was placing reserve champion at a show several years ago. She also plays the piano and composes music, and has recently started teaching herself the violin and classical guitar. Watercolor painting is another hobby of hers and two of her pictures received 2nd and 3rd place this year at the Washington County Fair!