Vanessa is a native of Oldham County, Kentucky, and graduated from South Oldham high school in 2005.
She first found her love for animals after meeting The Oliver Family in Elementary school, and she worked for Dr. Kurt Oliver at Lyndon Animal Clinic for several years early in her career. Starting as a kennel technician in 2004, Vanessa has worked in all facets of the veterinary hospital and stepped into the Hospital Manager role in 2021. In January of 2023, Vanessa joined the Anchorage Animal Hospital (now Livewell Animal Hospital of Anchorage) team along with Dr. Matthew Thompson.
In her free time, Vanessa enjoys reading, relaxing, and raising her two daughters with her husband. Together, they have three dogs named Jimmy, Rory, and Nacho Wags.