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Beth with a green sea turtle patient

Beth with sea turtle patient Percy.

Name: Beth Nasse

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Education: BA, Liberal Studies, California State University; AS, Veterinary Technology, San Joaquin Valley College; Registered Veterinary Technician certification from the California Veterinary Medical Board

Title: Veterinary technician

On the job since: 2003

Previous experience: Fresno Chaffee Zoo (1999–2003)

Favorite patients: Gez the red-tailed hawk and Camilla the crested caracara

Favorite procedure: “I love my work and learning something new every day!” Beth says being involved in any procedure is the best part of her job. She also enjoys doing lab work.

She’s watched us grow: When Beth started working at the Zoo, the veterinary hospital was still part of the maintenance building and the bathroom had to be used as a darkroom to develop X-rays! Needless to say, she’s seen several wonderful upgrades and is excited to stick around for even more.