Like most in the veterinary field, my love for animals started when I was a kid. I was lucky enough to attend an agricultural high school for a general animal care degree, and rounded out my education at Becker College. There I found an interest in the veterinary field, and a fondness for pocket pets. I was able to join PawSteps Veterinary Center in the spring of 2013 after a few years getting my feet wet at another clinic. Since joining the team I have taken a special interest in behavior; specifically how to create the least stressful experience for our patients. I have also discovered a surprising passion for educating new pet owners on the importance of their pet's mental health.
When I'm not at PawSteps, I am fulfilling my round-the-clock jobs as wife to my husband, Michael, and mommy to our two littles. Brayden is our sweet little boy who wants to be just like his daddy, and his baby sister Harleigh is quickly becoming the sassy princess of the house. Abbie is our chocolate lab who loves nothing more than belly rubs and kisses from anyone who will offer them, and is Harleigh's personal mealtime taste-tester.
Hi, I'm Jessie. I am one of the newest members of PawSteps, joining the team in June of 2017. Originally I'm from Maine, and have been working my way around the Northeast during my educational career. I have an art degree from Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in Biology at the University of Southern Maine. School is something I clearly enjoy, as I am currently in my second year of veterinary school at Tufts University.
I live in Grafton with my husband, Bruno, our dogs, Henry and Fozzie, and our cat Reggie. On the rare occasion that I'm not studying or working, Bruno and I enjoy spending time with family and decompressing during a good hike with our fuzzy kids (except Reggie, who is far too classy for hiking.)
I've had the privilege of working at PawSteps since July of 2017, after graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Originally from Chicago, I have a mixed bucket of past animal experience under my belt, including raptor and wildlife rehabilitation and working with hoof stock at a zoo. Though I started at PawSteps as a CSR on the 'front lines' I have been lucky enough to also acquire training as a veterinary assistant, and hope to make my way into veterinary school in the near future.
Currently I live in Wayland with my girlfriend and her family, as well as our adorable and awkward Cockapoo, Luna. When I'm not working hard at the clinic, I enjoy whipping up new and delicious recipes and, as a self identified bird-nerd, love birding and exploring the outdoors!