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African Spur Thigh TortoisesHello, and thanks for visiting our website. I hope you enjoy your visit and learn something in the process.
I have cared for reptiles since I was a child. Thanks to my mother for finally giving in to my frequent requests for a "pet snake". From there my obsession grew. My mother became more interested, so we cared for several reptiles while I was growing up. When it becomes known that you keep reptiles, you suddenly become the "sanctuary" or last resort for people who can no longer keep their reptiles. I could not say no. I just kept taking them in, rehabilitated the sick reptiles, and provided permanent homes for them. They truly become part of the family. I began using some of these animals as teaching tools in schools, exhibits and at nature centers when reptile education was the focus. Now, over a decade later, the care and public education of reptiles has become my lifelong goal.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

  • I started working in a veterinary clinic in 1994 and eventually went to school so I could be a licensed veterinary technician. I worked in several types of practices over the years (small animal / exotic & emergency).



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  • I got my "dream job" working full time as a vet tech at Zoo Atlanta. It's a great place to work, especially when you are concerned about the conservation of all animal species. While working at the zoo, I learn more everyday about reptiles.



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  • I got the opportunity to write a chapter on snake husbandry, to be published in a textbook in 2003. The textbook is designed for veterinary professionals to assist them in treating numerous exotic species and wildlife. The book is called Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician and can be viewed/purchased by going to:
    WWW.IOWASTATEPRESS.COM

  • In the Spring of 2003, I was accepted as a member of the TSA (Turtle Survival Alliance) which is a global network whose mission is to collectively maintain various chelonians species longterm in hopes of future recovery of the wild populations. The TSA has been vital in the relief efforts with the Asian turtle crisis. For more info, visit
    WWW.TURTLESURVIVAL.ORG

  • Atlanta Women Magazine(Sep/Oct 2003) featured an article on me and my life with reptiles.



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  • I will be appearing in Atlanta Magazines March 2004 issue.
  • Parc Life EC Price

 

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