Rosemary grew up backpacking and rock climbing with her father, which inspired her passion for nature. Her mother is responsible for her love of animals, though—she worked as a general-practice veterinarian herself! Rosemary started helping out in her mother’s clinic when she was only 10 years old, and has wanted to become a veterinary professional ever since she can remember. Now, she gets to help pets daily as one of Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital’s Veterinary Assistants.
Rosemary is originally from Seattle, Washington, and has been shadowing veterinarians in a variety of specialties since she was 13 years old. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology and anthropology from Lawrence University in Wisconsin before beginning her career as a Veterinary Assistant. Rosemary has also worked as a horse and mule trainer, a therapeutic riding volunteer, and an emergency hospital kennel assistant; she even spent time living in Madagascar to study and work with lemurs, which helped spark her interest in wildlife and exotic medicine.
Around the clinic, Rosemary enjoys critical care because of the quick thinking it requires. She’s also fond of connecting with clients on a personal basis—getting to witness a unique connection between pet and owner is the ultimate reward for her!
At home, Rosemary and her boyfriend live with two pets of their own. Annie is an Australian shepherd with endless energy, and Brie the Greater Swiss Mountain dog will do just about anything for food. When she isn’t tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital or enjoying the company of her own animals at home, Rosemary likes backpacking, hiking, training for triathlons, traveling, and scuba diving. She’s even obtained her advanced open-water certification!