Karen joined Clark Animal Care Center in 2017. Karen has an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Monroe Community College. She was previously employed at Gap Inc. 22 years. During that time Karen gained strong customer service skills, business management skills and how to build and maintain strong teams. Karen prides herself on how she can make connections with people and the 4 legged creatures that come into the office. Karen's transition to the veterinary world had been a desire for many years based on her love of animals. She was looking for a career in which she could be part of something she was truly passionate about. The opportunity finally came and she welcomed it fully. Karen was born in Rochester and her whole family is still in the area. Karen has 3 nieces and 1 nephew with whom she is very close to. Karen's parents live close and instilled her love for dogs. Karen has 2 dogs, Kiki D and Thurston. Kiki stole her heart from the moment she saw her and Thurston is the sweetest little dog. In addition to spending time with family and friends Karen loves music, going to concerts, loves a good road trip and loves being outdoors enjoying the warm weather.