Abby came to Beyond the Dog with an extensive background working with wild and domestic animals. She started while a student at Southwestern University working in several veterinary facilities boarding and caring for pets. While completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Animal Behavior, she also worked with animals conducting lab and field research.
Following graduation, Abby relocated to Houston and worked at the Houston Zoo as an intern with the primate dept. She then accepted a full-time position at a wildlife park as a zookeeper where she provided enrichment/training for many species including hyenas, toucans, warthogs, and black bears. She also taught educational workshops for kids with the toucans, pythons and more!
Abby lives with her boyfriend, Jess and their two huskies, Rosie and Romeo. She has played softball since college and also enjoys live music and singing in her spare time!