Manchester Veterinary Clinic

156 Spencer Street
Manchester, CT 06040

(860)646-5170

www.manchestervetclinic.com

Kayla Higgins

 

Veterinary Technician

 

Kayla Higgins with her dog Etta - Veterinary Assistant - Animal Care Nurse - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

For as long as I can remember, my answer to the famous question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, was always ‘a veterinarian’. Being as young as I was, not even knowing how to spell ‘veterinarian’ correctly, I didn’t fully understand what it was they did. I just thought they got to play with animals all day, which sounded like a dream to me. As I got older and became more involved with my family pets, I soon understood the field and the role of a veterinarian better, but it never deterred me away from the field. My love for animals and drive to help people only grew stronger as I ventured through grade school. After graduating high school, I began my college career at Manchester Community College with an Associate’s degree in Science; soon after starting there, I started my journey here at MVC, where I continue to grow and get to live out my dream of ‘playing with animals all day’.

 

I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s in Science majoring in Pathobiology. During my studies, I found my interest in pathology growing more and more. It was during that time that I made a life-changing career choice and decided to pursue a career in human medicine with hopes to further develop my knowledge and career in the Pathology field as a Pathologists’ Assistant. When I am not working here at MVC, I am working as a Biopsy Technician at Manchester Memorial Hospital with Eastern Connecticut Pathology Consultants. You may also find me on occasion waitressing at a Mexican restaurant called Coyote Flaco in Mansfield.
I have always been very giving of my time to those in need, including mission trips with my church to help fix damaged homes in New Orleans, Louisiana and West Virginia. I have volunteered my time assisting in the OB-GYN department at St. Francis Hospital, working at multiple Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinics, as well as working at a local food share.
In my free time (when I actually get free time) I enjoy hiking with my dog, Etta James, and playing with my hedgehog, Henry. I like to stay active by going to the gym but also very much enjoy my naps. On nice days you can find me taking my Mustang out for a cruise or taking my Jeep through muddy trails. And with a hobby like that, I am also not afraid to get my hands dirty in the driveway or garage learning the ins and outs of my vehicles.

Tito, Kayla's kitten - Veterinary Assistant - Animal Care Nurse - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

Kayla's dog Etta - Veterinary Assistant - Animal Care Nurse - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

Kayla's dog Etta - Veterinary Assistant - Animal Care Nurse - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

  

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Kayla getting ready for the Vet Challange - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets


 

Kayla's dog Etta James - Veterinary Assistant - Animal Care Nurse - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

Tito, Kayla's kitten posing for a pic - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT - Trusted Vets For Your Pets

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