Stephanie Varju – Technician Assistant
There has never been a time in my life that I didn’t have a pet, so I have always had a passion for animals and knew I wanted to work with them in some capacity. I remember writing a report in junior high about wanting to be a zoo keeper.
My love of bats led me to study zoology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. While there, in 2006, I started working as a technician assistant at a local veterinary office and fell in love with the profession.
I have continued to gain knowledge and experience as a technician, while honing my skills. I joined Animal Care Hospital in 2014 and am glad to call it home.
In my free time I like spending time with my 3 daughters along with my 3 cats, a turtle and a rabbit. I enjoy reading, hiking, spending time outdoors, and watching food network as I love finding new recipes to cook!A major item on my bucket list is to travel to Australia and see the flying foxes in the wild.
During the winter and holiday times I love making nut strudel with my grandmother and warming up with Hot chocolate or warm spiced cider on a cold day.