Samantha is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has been with EVC since May 2023. She is passionate about wildlife conservation & has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from College of Charleston. Samantha also earned an Associate’s Degree in Animal Health Technology from Trident Technical College. She’s had the opportunity to gain experience at various wildlife facilities and zoological societies around the U.S. She got her start in wildlife medicine at Project Wildlife in San Diego, California and later took on the role of animal care coordinator at SoCal Parrot, a nonprofit specializing in the care & conservation of the naturalized wild parrot populations in Southern California. More recently she worked as an avian technician at the Center for Birds of Prey and spent two years as a surgical technician at a general practice in Virginia. She greatly enjoys client education, mentoring peers, and studying animal behavior. In her free time she loves to travel, read, bird watch, and spend time with her spouse, 2 cats & sassy amazon parrot!