CAROL A. JORDAN, CMT (IN TRAINING)
I have been an animal lover all my life. After our beloved Scamper died when I was eleven, I begged my parents every day for another dog to love. Finally, at sixteen, my Grandfather gave me a new life companion. From that day on, I have never not had an animal in the house; seven dogs, four cats, four rabbits, two guinea pigs, 28 hamsters (who knew they could breed that fast!), 3 horses (not in the house), 5 birds and numerous fish. Originally I wanted to become a veterinarian but fell in love with pig farming while at Virginia Tech. My love of pigs is evident in the more than 350 pig figurines in my home and garden. Now, at 59, having raised two wonderful children and having been constantly employed by someone else since the age of 13, I have the chance to become my own boss. With the love and support of my husband of 34 years and the partnership of my greatest friend, Betty, I am now able to pursue my lifelong dream of working with animals once again.