Melissa has always had a passion for animals of all kinds. Since she was 3 years old, she said she would be a vet or animal nurse. Melissa grew up with all sorts of animals, from the exotics to the furry kinds. Melissa moved from Arizona to Colorado in 2011 to attend Bel-Rea Institute and graduated with an associate of science in June 2014.

She followed her husband around the US as he served in the USMC. Through lots of military moving, Melissa gained lots of experience in emergency, urgent care, general practice, as well as exotic medicine. When

Melissa and her husband settled back in CO, she started working at Tall Grass Animal Hospital in February 2018. Melissa is passionate about & dedicated to her numerous Irish Wolfhounds, who she also shows & breeds.