Alexa R is from Hagerstown, MD and came to Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech. She graduated in 2015 with a B.S in Biology and is in the process of applying to Virginia Tech’s Veterinary School. After shadowing at Companion for about a year she started working as a veterinary assistant. She has learned so much about veterinary medicine while working and her experiences have validated her desire to become a veterinarian. She has an interest in small animal medicine as well as wildlife conservation after a recent trip to Thailand where she learned veterinary techniques on elephants. She lives in Blacksburg with her two cats, Lulu and Nylah. In her free time she loves to spoil her cats, ride bikes, and watch movies with her boyfriend. She is so thankful for everything Companion Animal Clinic’s staff has done for her on her journey to vet school.