Lisa GroupRadiation Oncology Technician
Unlike many of my colleagues, I didn’t grow up knowing that I wanted to work in veterinary medicine. No one in my family worked in the field and despite growing up with a cute little Westie, I never considered working with animals. After college graduation, I worked in human resources for 13 years, but I hated that I felt like I wasn't making a difference in the world.
In my free time, I started volunteering at a local shelter and found my calling. I decided to go back to school to become a veterinary technician so that I could make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. From my first job as an assistant in a veterinary specialty hospital, I knew I wanted to specialize in internal medicine and oncology.
I’m excited to be a member of the Radiation Oncology team at the Flint Animal Cancer Center to learn how radiation oncology can help pets with cancer. There is also something very special and rewarding about working with cancer patients and their owners. It's amazing to be part of an institution that is world-renowned for veterinary oncology. I can't think of a better job than to know that we are not just helping our current patients, but also doing research to help animals diagnosed with cancer in the future. Having recently lost a dog to cancer, it is even more important to me to contribute to this field.
My husband and I moved to Colorado from Long Island, New York in the fall of 2018. After settling in, we adopted Luke, a one-year-old Rottie mix. We are so excited to be in Colorado and feel lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. Outside of work, I am really enjoying getting to explore different areas of our new home!