Michayla, born and raised in Scott County, IL, always knew she wanted a carer helping animals. After high school she went to Champaign and worked for a veterinary hospital while attending Parkland College. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Parkland in May, 2010, and then joined Capitol Illini in August 2010. She particularly enjoys assisting with surgery as well as dental procedures. Michayla is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association for Feline Practitioners. She lives in Springfield with her husband Harry, daughter Aubriella, German Shephard dog named Trixie, and two Maltese; Meiko and Kiara.