Melissa is a veterinary assistant and also helps out at the front desk as a receptionist. In addition to this, she stays busy with four sons, one granddaughter, two dogs, two cats and many chickens. In her “free” time, Melissa is a writer having a traditionally published novel, an accomplished hyper-realism artist and an accredited graphic artist. You can check out some of her work at: and

Started with Practice: 2012