Samantha was born in Bloomington IL; she grew up in the small town of Clinton before coming back to the Bloomington Normal area. Her love of people, animals, and community brought her to the veterinary field after many years in the eye industry. In her spare time, you will find Samantha hula hooping with her family, outside enjoying the earth, tye-dying anything and everything, and eating entirely too many sweets. She has a dog named Hendrix, boy does the name fit him she says. Also she has a cat named Tiger and 2 kittens; Rum Tum Timmy and Tommy that have joined their family. She loves puppies and kittens beyond words.