Dr. Lara Brdecka has been fascinated by animals since she was young and has had a lifelong love for animals. Her first word was horse and she started riding quite young. As a child, she would watch Wild, Wild World of Animals or Jacques Cousteau for hours. Growing up she also was the go-to cat and dog sitter for just about every animal in her neighborhood and thoroughly enjoyed it. Dr. Brdecka grew to love the sciences as much as animals, so veterinary medicine was a natural path for her.