Eddie: I have had pets in my home since before I was born, and have never been without at least one animal in my home. I started at WWVH in 2014 as an Animal Assistant after graduating high school and after viewing my first surgical procedure decided that I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In 2016 I was accepted to the Macomb Community College Veterinary Technician program, and am currently a second year student expecting to graduate in May 2018. I have a special interest in surgery and anesthesia/analgesia, and research laboratory medicine. I have completed an internship at an emergency and specialty practice, and will be starting an internship at the Beaumont Hospital Research Institute after the new year. I have a pet dog named Sophie, who is a German shepherd mix rescued from Utah. I have three cats, Keltos, Rocket, and Booster, and additionally I have four rats named Hughbert, Charlie, Frank, and Crowely. I am a member of the Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians, and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians. When I have any time left after going to class, studying, or working, I play drums in a progressive metal band, and produce hip-hop songs with my brother.