Melissa is a Tucson native, although when she was a kid she did spend seven years on the beautiful beaches of California. In 2018, she graduated from Pima Medical Institute with a Veterinary Assistant certificate. Shortly after graduating she joined Pusch Ridge Pet Clinic. Melissa plans to expand her training to a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her spare time, she likes to get the biggest tub of popcorn and watch movies at the theater or at home. She also enjoys taking her dogs, Trixie, Cooper, Rey, and Carla, on long walks. Melissa loves being in the veterinary industry and is excited to be able to get to know you and take care of your pets!