Rachelle has been a long-time client at Golden Valley and Greenbrier Animal Hospitals and has experienced our high quality care first-hand. When the opportunity arose to work here as a Veterinary Assistant, she jumped at the chance! She wanted to work in Veterinary Medicine since she was young, but initially decided on a career in the environmental field instead. After spending many years in that field, she decided it was time for a career change and knew that it was time to pursue her true passion in Veterinary Medicine.

Rachelle grew up in a suburb of Detroit, MI where her love for animals began. Her parents had taken in a cat that had been abandoned and out on the streets for two weeks. When she arrived in Rachelle’s home, she quickly made herself a part of the family and into Rachelle’s heart! Rachelle received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and moved to the Twin Cities in 2001. She is currently attending Argosy University and studying to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has already found that educating clients about keeping their pets healthy is very rewarding and is excited to have the chance to do that more while working here!

Like most Midwesterners, Rachelle loves spending time outdoors hiking, camping and even snowshoeing. She currently shares her home with her partner, Jeff and their black cat, Ansgar.