Growing up in PA, Karen was always surrounded by many beloved pets. She started working at a primary care veterinary hospital in 1996 as a kennel assistant and worked her way up to a veterinary assistant. Karen received her BA from Penn State University in 2001. She then moved to northern Virginia with her husband Chris and started working at a primary care veterinary office where she worked 10 years before coming to CVCA. She enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and “Gizmo”, her beloved Miniature Poodle. As she grew up in PA, her favorite sports teams are the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Flyers! And you can’t forget the Penn State University Nittany Lions, Go State!