Joe always wanted a career in which he could work on his feet in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. He’s also adored the company of animals ever since he can remember. What better way for Joe to enjoy a fulfilling career while spending time around pets every day than by working in the world of veterinary medicine? He’s a Veterinary Technician here at Agape Animal Clinic!
Joe was born in Phoenix, Arizona but lived in Japan, England, California, North Dakota, and Italy during his childhood thanks to his father’s career in the United States Air Force. Joe would follow in his dad’s footsteps and enlist in the Air Force himself, where he served as an Air Traffic Controller for six years, before working as a government contractor for another three. That’s when Joe decided to move back to Arizona and pursue his veterinary career.
Joe graduated with honors from the PIMA Medical Institute, where he studied in their Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician programs. He first heard about an opening at Agape Animal Clinic through a classmate of his who also worked here. Joe has been with the hospital family since early 2018 and helps pets daily as a Veterinary Technician.
Joe’s interests outside of work include surfing and snowboarding, four-wheeling, horseback riding, shooting, and spending time with his family and pets. He has three children—Cristiana, Hailey, and Kylan—and lives with his wife in Mesa, Arizona. The family is rounded out by two canine companions: a Staffordshire terrier named Drea and an American Bulldog who goes by Mongo.