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Taylor is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Petersen Pet Hospital and started in March of 2018.

Taylor grew up in the Twin Cities but moved to Ellsworth, WI before starting high school. After graduating, she went to the University of Wisconsin – River Falls for a year, before deciding to join the Wisconsin Army National Guard; where she has been a member since 2008.  She worked as a logistics specialist for the first 5 years and more recently as a wheeled diesel mechanic.

Deciding to be a part of the veterinary field was an easy choice for Taylor.  Growing up around dogs, cats and horses, she learned early on that animals had a special place in her life.  In the veterinary practice, Taylor enjoys working with the geriatric patients, surgery and dental procedures, talking with and meeting the clients and reproduction.  In the future, Taylor would like to specialize in dentistry or clinical practice.

In the past year Taylor got engaged to her fiancé, Sam, who moved down to the Cedar Rapids area while she continued to live and work near the Twin Cities. At the beginning of March, Taylor moved down and now lives with Sam in Marion.  Taylor has two dogs, Codi (her senior Boston terrier) and Sylvie (her very, happy-go-lucky yellow lab).  In her free time Taylor enjoys doing, almost, anything active outside – such as hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, fishing, and pheasant hunting.