Bailey Tumas

Bailey Tumas, C.V.T., B.A., A.A.S.
Veterinary Technician
 

Bailey TumasI grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California. My mom, dad, and stepmom are all veterinarians, but none of them practice, so I was convinced at a young age that veterinary medicine wasn’t a successful career option. That didn’t keep me from surrounding myself with animals. Growing up, I rode horses, fostered feral kittens, and often convinced my parents to visit the shelter, which resulted in both a cat and dog adoption over the years. 
 
In 2010, I moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver. I graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. After graduation, I immediately started working in a veterinary clinic because I couldn’t think of anything I would love to do more every day. I went back to school in 2017 at the Bel-Rae Institute of Animal Technology to become a veterinary technician and graduated with honors in 2018.
 
During my time in veterinary medicine, I have seen many patients diagnosed with and battle cancer. Those are the cases that stick with me the most. I am amazed at the advances in veterinary cancer care and the treatment options we can provide. My desire to work with cancer patients full-time led me to the Flint Animal Cancer Center. I was inspired by how much the Flint Animal Cancer Center does for beloved pets, and I am excited to be part of a team that leads the way in cancer treatment and research. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to help our brave patients and loving owners through this difficult time.
 
At home, I have a very handsome and loving, but very neurotic border collie heeler mix named Rylee as well as my boyfriend’s very sweet and wise heeler mix named Rossignol. Outside of work, I love to hike and camp, especially in high-altitude environments and international destinations. I recently visited Svalbard and Tromsø, Norway. I also love exploring all our local breweries, working with wood, and cooking.