Rachel recently joined our Stream Valley team in April to work as both a kennel attendant and Veterinary Assistant. Although originally from New Jersey, Rachel moved down to Virginia to be closer to her family. She attended the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ and received a Psychology degree.
Rachel has previously worked with large exotic animals at different zoos in the U.S. Having a background with various animals, Rachel is enthusiastic to learn new skills of veterinary care at Stream Valley. Over the last 2 years, she learned how to care for the animals she worked with at the zoos by focusing on their day-to-day care. However, Rachel wants to learn how to improve the overall health and welfare of animals.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys playing different sports, but especially loves volleyball. Coming from a large Peruvian family, Rachel values unity, love, and compassion. She currently has a Bishon Frise named Bella. In the future, Rachel hopes to become a zookeeper at a large zoo caring for several different kinds of exotic animals!