Diane’s compassion for animals dates back as far as she can remember. While serving as a chaperone for her son’s field trip to a dairy farm, Diane felt compelled to advocate for the cows who were living in terrible conditions. A few years later she was honored to learn that her quiet protest had made quite an impact. Thanks to her, those beautiful creatures now enjoy plenty of time outside, grazing in green pastures.
Over the years, Diane has worked as a pet sitter, dog walker, kennel attendant, and dog trainer. When her childhood goal of become a vet didn’t pan out, she did the next best thing – became a veterinary receptionist and assistant so she could be around furbabies all day. After relocating to Florida and spending a brief stint in human social work, Diane decided it was time to re-enter the veterinary field. She applied at Sandwich Animal Hospital, and the rest is history!
Professionally, Diane enjoys assisting the doctors in the exam room and observing surgery. And, of course, there are the many challenges of managing our busy front desk. There’s never a dull moment and every day is different. Working with clients is great, but interacting with the patients is even better!
At home, Diane’s human family consists of her husband, Michael, and their son, Ethan. The love of her life, however, is a Mountain Cur / Pit mix rescue named Maximus. Every day, he greets her at the door and proceeds to zoom. Each night at bedtime, he likes to fall asleep spooning, with his nose in her hair or on her neck. And every morning, he wakes her up with a nose in her face and happy butt wiggles and tail wags. To say the two adore each other would be an understatement!
When it comes to personal hobbies, Diane’s interests remain tied to animals – particularly horseback riding. Once a great equestrian, she now rides for fun.