(Surgery Department Head Technician)
Crystal is from the Chattanooga area and has worked with animals professionally since 2002. She worked with chimpanzees for several years as a caregiver, vet tech, and trainer before moving back to Chattanooga. Her favorite area of vet med is surgery and she always strives to make surgery days as stress free as possible for our patients. She’s also Fear Free Elite Certified, which helps keep our patients happy and comfortable while visiting CHAI. When not at work, Crystal is a photographer with a specific passion for photographing dogs. But she also documents the life and times of a chipmunk named Robert who lives in her yard.
She and her husband Mario are foster fail champions and currently have 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 bearded dragons, a gecko and 2 horses.