Kayla is from Petoskey, Michigan. Prior to joining Johnsen Animal Hospital, she worked as a veterinary technician at a local veterinary clinic for 3 years. She also has 1 year experience with medical assisting, kennel work, and behavior testing at a humane society, as well as a variety of volunteer experience with large and small animals. She is working toward her technician license, and enjoys Parelli Natural Horsemanship, reading and watching sci fi and fantasy books/movies, and spending time with her daughter. Kayla grew up on a farm around horses, cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, dogs, and cats. She has experience working with rabbits, ferrets, turtles, chinchillas, and bearded dragons, so she is comfortable working with almost any animal. She is also a pet parent to several cats and dogs, most of which are failed fosters.