Growing up in Port Chester, New York gave Val plenty of opportunities to be surrounded by wildlife. That exposure created an interest in animals that led her to work and volunteer at multiple shelters, nature centers and humane societies before landing a job assisting at a 24hr animal hospital. Since then she has joined the Heart Of Chelsea Veterinary Group team and can’t imagine doing anything else. She strongly believes in the saying “If you love what you do then you’ll never work a day in your life’. In Val’s spare time she loves going on cross-country camping trips, spending time outdoors with her three dogs Jane, Nofie and Gorda, and having snuggle time at home with her kitties Spooky and Socko.