Well, I fell into working with animals by chance. I was an ophthalmic surgical technician for human beings when my cat had 3 severely abscessed teeth and needed some pretty expensive oral surgery. I was a fairly recent graduate and had no money, so my vet agreed to do the surgery at the Humane Society Clinic where he volunteers his services in return for me working off the bill as a surgical tech there.
I got hooked, went to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for the animal-specific courses I needed to be certified in the vet community as well as the human community and worked as a surgical tech with people M-F and with animals on Saturdays and 1 night per week.
I was lucky enough to form good working relationships with the folks in the Exotics clinic and so spent most of my time working with reptiles and birds.
The Zombie Mama is here!