Britnee has loved animals as far back as she remembers. Not growing up with pets, one would expect her to be apprehensive around animals. Never the case. A 5 year old Britnee was playing outside when she noticed a "puppy" being walked down the sidewalk. She started running full speed towards the snarling German Shepherd that was standing on his back feet with his hackles raised, screaming "Puppy! Puppy!". The owner pulled the leash back with all of his strength while Britnee's mom ran to get her. As soon as Britnee reached the dog, he smelled her and sat down, and Britnee was petting him and giggling. The owner and Brit's mother were both shocked. This led to her life-long nickname "Dog Whisperer".
Britnee has since worked in various fields, all with the same love for animals. She joined a local dog rescue group in 2012, where she fostered and adopted out a total of 32 dogs over 3 years. Of of the 32, most notably, was a litter of 9 puppies that had parvo. The vet at the time told her they would like not make it, and due to funds the rescue was choosing to euthanize the litter. Britnee refused and scooped the puppies up and attempted treatment at home, working 'round the clock with them for 10 days in her small bathroom, with 2 small children.
Every single puppy survived-- and you can meet one of them today, as Walter, Britnee's own dog, is a survivor! This rewarding experience helped Britnee realize that she had a gift and she chose to pursue her education as a veterinary technician. Britnee graduated at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA in 2014. She has worked in a variety of settings as a technician, including ER/trauma, large animal, obstetrics, and general practice. Britnee joined AMC in 2019, bring along her vast knowledge, passion, experience, and critical thinking to provide a comprehensive level of care to her patients.
You may also see her up front answering phones, outside playing with dogs in the yard, grooming a kitty -- she wears many hats!
If all of that isn't enough, Britnee is also raising four amazing kids - Emma, Rori, Westin, & Jaci with her best friend and husband Chad. They are a close-knit fun-loving family which is easy to see. They also have furbabies, the aforementioned Walter, a catahoula mix, Tubbers, a big ol' Maine Coon, and Salem, a "mostly domesticated" feral tabby.