LVT, RVT, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Lara started out in veterinary medicine in 2010 by volunteering with the spay/neuter clinic of the Sandhills in North Carolina. Shortly after starting she discovered her love of animal nursing and changed career paths from human to animal. She graduated from Central Carolina Community College in 2013 with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology, while in attendance she worked as the programs kennel technician. She has a background in general practice, emergency medicine, surgery, and anesthesia. After many years in the realm of oncologic surgery, and realizing her love of teaching, Lara pursued a career at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. For the last four years she was a clinical technician in the Medical Oncology department at NCSU where she helped shape the future of veterinary medicine and was involved in several ongoing studies. She moved to the Midwest at the beginning of this year to become the Surgical Services Manager at Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center. Still pursuing higher education in both Oncology and Surgery. She lives with her Golden retriever and three cats in Omaha. Her 30 year old mare still resides in North Carolina where she will live out her retirement.