Hailee calls Waukesha home. She traces her desire to work with animals to the time when she was a young girl and watched Animal Cops on TV with her father. The stories of animals in need always “tugged at her heart”. “I have known since then that animals are my passion and I wanted to help them in some way.” Hailee did not just sit back and wait; she jumped right in when she saw a need. Following a visit to a humane society, Hailee saw a dog in need of surgery but due to lack of funds was destined for euthanasia. “It broke my heart and I started raising money the very next day.”
Hailee began her official career working with animals in the boarding/doggy day care field. After 5 years she had a strong desire to expand her knowledge and make more of an impact on the lives of animals. Hailee is looking forward to learning the medical side of animal care; areas of particular interest to her are surgery, dermatology and “learning about all the different diseases and health concerns “that affect the lives of pets.
Hailee has a very close family and shares her home with her blind, 13-year old cat, Ruby. “Ruby is everything to me. She enjoys snuggling and talking. She may be older and blind but she still plays like a kitten!”
Hailee admits she is a home body at heart; but she greatly enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring the wonders of nature. “I love to explore new places and things but being home with Ruby is my favorite place to be.”