Joy has been in the veterinary field for nine years. Her career began after obtaining her Masters of Professional Science in Marine Mammal Science at the University of Miami. She went on to work in the veterinary clinic at Dolphins Plus in Key Largo, FL for four years. Yearning to improve and diversify her skills, she made the move across the country and worked in the veterinary clinic at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA. While there, she became a registered veterinary technician and worked with a variety of animals for four years. Realizing she also enjoys small animal medicine, she made the move to San Diego to work at a small animal clinic to further her skill set. She is excited to be a part of the National Marine Mammal Foundation. When she is not at work, she enjoys hanging out at the beach, exploring, and game nights with friends