Growing up between Long Beach, WA, and central Oregon, Victoria discovered her passion for animals at a young age and now flourishes as a veterinary assistant at Orchard Hills Animal Hospital. Her love for animals was inspired by her first chapter book, “Animal Ark Kitten in the Cold.” Over the years, Victoria has volunteered in clinics and animal control, majored in Primate Behavior, and even helped out at a chimp sanctuary. She’s currently working towards her CVT certification. Outside of work, Victoria cherishes time with her quirky pets, including Milo, the cat who loves sitting on his sister’s head, and Kai, the spry 11-year-old dog who can still clear a 6-foot fence. Victoria’s hobbies include reading, cooking, baking, playing with her dogs, and hiking when the weather is just right.