Tara "Missy" A.

Veterinary Assistant

Missy became an assistant for Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care in October 2022. Born to parents that raised show dogs, she fell in love with animals at a very young age. After graduating high school, she completed Animal Science courses, learning vet assisting, kennel attending, and grooming skills. She volunteered at the Broome County Humane Society for a year, and then went on to become the animal caretaker at Creature Comforts for over a decade. She then worked a year as an assistant for Vestal Veterinary Hospital and is now proud to be part of the Fur and Feathers team.

Outside the animal world, Missy has volunteered 8 years of service as a firefighter. When home, she loves spending every moment with her 5 dogs: Ramona, Dalia, Rumpelstiltskin, Churro, and Brockie. Her 2 kitties: Nugget and Oona. As well as her Senegal parrot: Malachi, and Red-tailed boa: Leviathan.