What she wanted to be when she grew up
“From doctoring our family cat’s wounds from a wild animal attack, to making oatmeal daily to feed my childhood hamster with missing teeth, I’ve always loved animals and knew I wanted to be a veterinarian.”

How she ended up here
While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in biology, Angela started calling veterinary hospitals in the phone book until she found one to hire her for the summer so she could decide if she really wanted to be a veterinarian. She worked there for two summers before starting veterinary school, and earned her DVM from Ohio State University in 2003. After working as an associate for two years, Angela joined Bradford School as the veterinary technician program director, building the program from the ground up. In 2018, Angela was the second freelance writer to join Rumpus Writing and Editing.

Why she loves veterinary medicine
“I love the medical aspect of veterinary medicine. I love understanding the body’s anatomy and physiology, and how pharmacology has been developed to manipulate it to treat disease.”

Why she loves writing
“I love trying to find the perfect words to describe something or convey an image.”

Who her furry family members are

  • Yogi (the Chihuahua-mix rescue who converted Angela from a big-dog lover into a small-dog champion for life)
  • Crackie (yes, Crackie… the Maine coon cat who was named by Angela’s babysitter’s young daughter as the stray shivered on their front porch until Angela’s husband rescued him on a cold winter night)

What might surprise you about her
“I love cheesy horror movies, especially if they are about sharks or other animals, like giant snakes, gators, or piranhas.”