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Joanna joined us in February, 2017. She lived most of her life in Santa Barbara, only moving to Ventura in the fall of 2016. She loves being around the unconditional love of animals and has worked with them all of her life. She has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years working with exotics, dogs and cats.

Joanna has degrees in phlebotomy, English and business. She took a few years away from the veterinary field to work as a kindergarten teacher so that she could raise her two daughters.

When away from work, Joanna enjoys photography, volleyball, making new friends and spending time with family and friends. She loves to travel to Colorado and Oregon to visit her daughters and grandchildren.

Joanna has had tortoises, birds, reptiles and many breeds of cats and dogs. Currently she has two kitties named “Moo” and Uh Oh.” She also has a dog named “Otis.”