Sonia was raised in FL and later spent her adult life in NH. She knew from early childhood that she would do ‘something’ with animals. She was always taking in the stray animals in her neighborhood and ‘fixing’ them up when she could. She graduated from Great Bay Community College in NH, where she received her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 1995. She also earned her Master Dog Trainer’s Diploma in 1997, where she then also owned and operated an “In Home Dog Obedience and Behavior Problem Solving” business for 10+ years, while she worked at a general practice as the head technician in NH. She has done a variety of nursing care with routine general practice, worked with exotics and has also worked at an equine clinic. She moved to NC in 2007 and started her work with CEVC in 2008 and truly enjoys what she does. She likes to help the animals get back on their feet and give both owners and their pets comfort while in her care. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 horses, Maverick, Boulder and Gambler and her 5 dogs, Hector, the trail dog, Butters, Sabrina, Bonzai and Kodi. There are also 5 cats and lots of chickens! Horseback riding, reading, cooking and the great outdoors are her most favorite things to enjoy.