Melina's love for animals began with her first childhood pet, a tabby cat named "Snickers". She is from Burnsville, Minnesota, and grew up as a military child with a passion for all living things. At Countryside, she is determined to ensure an encouraging and positive veterinary experience for every patient and their family! In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, caring for her foster cats, and doting on all of her animals at home. She lives with her calico cat, "Twix", her crested gecko, "Atari", her corn snake, "Kepler", and her beloved hamster, "Daisy".
Education: Hammond High School, Howard Community College