Lauren is a junior year college student who recently moved to Richmond to pursue a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness with a Psychology Minor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been working with animals for over 4 years. Her love for animals started when she began pet sitting for her neighbor when she was younger, and she eventually started her own mini pet sitting business. When she was a senior in high school, she began working at her first veterinary hospital in Centreville, VA. Since then, she has had an exceptional basic understanding of veterinary care. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, hiking, spending time with friends, and relaxing with her cat, Zoey and ball python, Drogon.