Rita grew up right here in Mount Pleasant, where she attempted to bring home every stray or injured animal that she could find. For her, caring for the earth’s creatures has been a natural part of life ever since she was a little girl. Rita’s passion for pet care has come full circle: she’s a Veterinary Technician, and is able to better the lives of animals and their owners every single day!
Rita’s veterinary journey began at a local animal shelter, where she served for nearly three years before moving into the field of emergency care. Rita continued her education in Colorado and New Orleans, expanding and honing her skillset on a daily basis, then signed on at a clinic that provided her the opportunity to pursue her studies even further. She attended Purdue University, where she studied veterinary management!
Rita joined the Cats Only Animal Hospital family in 2012 as a Veterinary Technician. She still loves critical care cases thanks to her years serving in emergency medicine, and she’s also fond of helping in the surgical ward. Most of all, Rita loves to meet a wide variety of pet and human personalities on a daily basis.
When she’s not at work, Rita likes relaxing outdoors and spending quality time with her family and pets. She lives in Summerville with her husband, Matt, as well as their nephew and foster daughter. The family shares their home with a multitude of pets: they have nine dogs—Bella, Boss, Mudge, Vinny, Etta, Ema, Killer, Walter, and Grace—as well as a pair of cats who go by Bam and Al.