Colleen graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 2003 with an associate degree in Veterinary Medical Technology.
Before becoming part of the Oak Heart family, she spent 11 years in an all-feline practice learning about basic feline behavior and how to treat them with the gentleness and respect that they deserve. Prior to that, she helped open an emergency hospital at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.
She has always had a passion for helping those that cannot help themselves. Colleen has one cat, Ricky, and a dog, Annie, that she loves with all her heart. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Richard and her three children, Ryan, Sarah, and Reid. Colleen spends her weekends on the baseball field, volleyball court, or soccer field cheering on her favorite people.