Alissa graduated from Northern Virginia Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program in 2004. She has been working in veterinary medicine since 2001 and is one of the original SEAVS staff, starting soon after we opened in 2003. She has had a special connection with exotic animals all of her life. Although she loves all animals, she is particularly fond of lizards, rats, and canaries. She lives in Arlington with her two children and their many exotic animal family members.