Marissa is from Youngstown, OH, where most of her family still lives. She grew up with six dogs and two cats (and multiple litters of puppies), and in college, she took several animal-related courses, which fueled her interest in a career in veterinary medicine. She received a BS in biological sciences from the University of Cincinnati in 2019.
Marissa then moved to Dallas and started working at Lakewood Vet Center, where she feels right at home. She hopes to have a dog one day, and for now she has three cats: Taz is needy and loves attention on his own terms, Remy gives the best kitty hugs and Berry is a rescue that loves a nice belly rub.
Marissa enjoys being outdoors and exploring new places and things, especially food! When she’s not exploring, she likes to cozy up with her cats, knit or find new ways to organize her home.