Melissa joined Northgate Small Animal Hospital in September of 2006. She graduated from Sanford Brown College in March of 2008 with an Associate Degree in Animal Science. She became a board-certified technician when she passed her exams in June of the same year. She takes care of our x-ray equipment and makes sure we have all our needed surgical supplies. Prior to working at Northgate, she was a groom at Fairmount Race Track for 5 years and a dog groomer for 2 years. She has 1 dog, Chewie, and 3 cats, Joker, Piper, and Marie. Chewie was delivered by cesarian section here at Northgate and became Melissa's neonate project at school.