Paula grew up right here in Cedar Lake. She has lived in the Region her entire life, and is very happy to call it home. She knew since she was a young girl that she wanted to work with animals. Growing up on a farm, she was able to care for many different pets, including a horse, dogs, goats, a pig, lots of kittens and even a raccoon! Hanover Veterinary Hospital was Paula's first "real" job, where she started at 16 years old. The previous owner helped her gain a lot of hands-on experience working in a clinic atmosphere. After high school, Paula attended Purdue University, where she completed her Veterinary Technician program. After graduating, she returned home and worked at several small animal hospitals in the area, and also spent five years at the Balmoral Race Track with the horses. For the next 14 years, Paula would have four children and become a full-time, stay-at-home mom. In September 2016 she joined our team as a surgery technician, returning to the wonderful world of veterinary medicine. Hanover was her first job and may be her last--it just feels like home!