I am a retired Firefighter/Paramedic. I worked part time at it for a few years before being hired full time at the DeKalb Fire Dept in 1994. I worked there for 17 years before I retired. My intent after retirement was to in some capacity work with animals. I received a certificate as a veterinary assistant while I volunteered at the local animal shelter where I helped out at their Spay/Neuter clinic. After spending a few years working part time in retail to keep busy I decided it was time to fulfill my dream. I currently have 4 wonderful cats and one big dog. All were rescues from TAILS Humane Society where I still volunteer.