Debra attended Skidmore College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing. Post-college, she was an account executive at an advertising firm. She joined the veterinary industry in 2006 and immediately knew she wanted to pursue a career in animal medicine. She received her Associate in Applied Science from LaGuardia Community College and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician after passing the Veterinary Technician National Examination in 2010. She has been with Heart of Chelsea ever since. Her professional interests include veterinary dentistry, anesthesia/surgical assisting, and keeping inpatient pets happy and comfortable during their stay at Heart of Chelsea. In her spare time, Debra enjoys reading, restorative yoga, and dancing to 80s tunes.