Belinda was born and raised in Queens, New York. Growing up she had lots of different animals like dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, and turtles. This led to her first job in a local veterinary clinic where her passion for animals continued to grow. Over the years she advanced from a kennel worker to veterinary assistant, and then technician. In 2007, she joined Williamsburg Animal Clinic as lead technician and staff supervisor. Belinda has been at this practice ever since, taking on the role of practice manager.
While working in the veterinary field Belinda pursued a career in elementary education. Eventually she decided it was time to combine the two careers she loved most. With over 15 years’ experience she used her skills to teach newcomers to become veterinary technicians, and assistants. She loves being able to share the knowledge she’s acquired with coworkers, and clients alike. Having animals of her own, Belinda understands how stressful it can be when pets are sick. Taking time to thoroughly explain procedures and addressing the clients’ concerns is extremely important to her.
Even though Belinda loves all animals, she does have a soft spot for cats, and had a calico named Cookie for almost 18 years. Just recently she adopted a new fur baby, Obi and he is her son’s first pet! Outside of work, Belinda enjoys working on arts and crafts projects, and exploring new places with her five-year old, Robby.