Stephanie Varju

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.