Kayla started volunteering at the local animal shelter when she was just 14 years old. She knew that caring for animals was where she was meant to be. She graduated from Parkland College in 2005 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has been working in the Peoria area for over 12 years. She has a passion for working with exotics and enjoys educating owners on these delicate pets. Kayla lives in Bartonville with her husband and 4 dogs (Debo, Tank, Whiz, and Rosco), a leopard gecko named Randall, and 25+ Koi fish in a 4,500 gallon pond. In her spare time, she works with TRAP to help owners find their lost dogs. She is passionate about the pitbull breed and showing what good dogs they really are.