Bryanna was born and raised in Laurel, Maryland. Her family has always loved animals. Her grandfather was a Zoologist and her father shared his love and knowledge of animals with Bryanna at a young age. As a teen she would attend a rodeo camp every summer where she learned a lot about horses, cattle, and other farm animals… this was the true start to her passion for animal care.
Bryanna attended Animal Behavior College in the fall of 2011; after completing 1 year of curriculum she then completed an externship at Judge Elly Animal Hospital in Abilene, Texas. Bryanna completed 120hrs of surgical training, radiology, laboratory preparation and other clinical techniques. After completing her externship, she ultimately passed her exams and graduated with Honors as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Two years later Bryanna and her husband were re-stationed from Texas to Hawaii where she then worked as an orthopedic surgical scrub nurse and emergency care technician at Kahala Pet Hospital under the training of Dr. Patrick Leadbeater. Three years later Bryanna continued her journey and came to work with us here at Haiku Veterinary Clinic, and we are happy to have her!
Bryanna’s favorite thing to do is surgery. She has seen many different surgeries, and worked with numerous veterinarians and the thing she loves most is that it’s never the same thing twice, even with the surgical procedure itself being the same. She loves the challenges of anesthesia and it’s ever changing variables. Bryanna also enjoys radiology, it requires a lot of technique/skill and really challenges her. Something she would like to learn more about is laser therapy as more information is coming out about it.
Her family now consists of her husband Michael, her two Labrador retrievers – Annabelle and Leonidas, and their tiny bundle of grumpiness Patches – her calico cat. Bryanna’s hobby is her car! She simply loves car and everything about them. She enjoys the performance aspect, drag strip racing, and the cosmetic modifications. When she’s not taking her car out for a ride she’s either hiking, doing some DIY stuff, or doing lots of reading! She does enjoy martial arts, and has a black belt in Tai Chuan Do! According to her husband she is the #1 wifey ever!