One Tail Staff
Outside of work, Bob enjoys animal photography, finding new restaurants, traveling, finding new books and re-reading his favorites. Bob lives in Andersonville with his husband, Peter, who works as an equity leadership coach and supports Bob in his animal rescue adventures.
Dr. Walter first started as a receptionist at a low cost animal clinic in northwestern Kentucky after graduating high school and eventually worked her way up to veterinary technician at an emergency and specialty animal hospital while completing her undergraduate degree. She obtained a Bachelor’s in Cellular Biology and Physiology from the University of Louisville and later graduated from Purdue University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Although Dr. Walter is definitely a cat person, she has a soft spot for senior pups and spicy chihuahuas. When she’s not working, you’ll either find her browsing a thrift store, enjoying a waterfront walk with her husband, Anthony, and their senior dog, Baylee, or lazing around with their 3 cats, Kylie, Louise, and Caroline
Growing up in the Southwest Side of Chicago, she quickly learned that veterinary care in her underserved community was almost inaccessible due to cost, motivating her to bring back knowledge to her surroundings.
Paula began volunteering for a non-profit rescue organization where she assisted with intake exams and adoption events in Normal, IL while also studying Agriculture Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Illinois State University. Soon after, she started working as a veterinary assistant at a local high-volume spay/neuter clinic back at home. There, she discovered her passion for helping low-income families find cost-effective ways to obtain veterinary care for their fur babies.
When not working, you can find Paula at home hanging out with her husky, Kiwi, and her four cats, Cheeto, Bean, Whiskey, and Sweet Potato- not to forget her nocturnal bestie, Cappuccino (pictured), who she recently rescued from an urgent rehoming situation. Like many, her dream is to own a farm where she can continue helping animals in need and be able to provide space for them to thrive and live out their lives as happy as can be.
Valeria grew up as a dog person but has discovered her undying love for cats, especially brown tabby cats, and has since adopted 4 cats that always keep her on her toes. When Valeria isn’t at work you can find her trying new restaurants, at the gym, or watching a sports game. Go Sox!