A native of Islip Terrace, New York, Jackie grew watching whatever animal show she could find on television. Her family always kept lots and lots of pets, including guinea pigs, horses, cats, dogs, and a yellow nape parrot that lived to be 46 years old! She earned her veterinary assistant’s degree from Eastern Suffolk BOCES.
Jackie’s furry family consists of her two cats – Molly and Sonya – a blind pug named Dewey, and a thoroughbred, Harley. Harley has competed at the Belmont Stakes and Saratoga as Jim’s Apple Martini.
When she’s not working, Jackie enjoys riding Harley on the beach and in local parks, and hiking and exploring new places with her boyfriend, Shawn.