Ever since she was very young, Gloria has always enjoyed being around and taking care of animals, from being involved with her horses’ vet check-ups to taking care of injured wild birds, frogs and reptiles. Before she can even remember she’s had a love for the ocean which led her to study at the University of Rhode Island in Marine Biology. While there she adopted her first very own dog named Maizy who has been her sidekick ever since. She spent time as a pet sitter and an aquarist before returning home to Vermont where she worked as an animal husbandry specialist before joining the team at SVH. Gloria’s family of pets now includes a turtle, multiple snakes, frogs and fish.