Marissa grew up in Williamsburg and moved to Newport News in 2009. She attended the online veterinary technician program at Northern Virginia Community College and graduated in 2012, when she received her license. After working at a Williamsburg clinic for over 8 years, Marissa wanted to work closer to home and was excited to joined the staff at Grafton in April 2016. She has a special interest in anesthesia and surgery. At home, Marissa spends time with her husband Robert, son Andrew and their 2 dogs, 3 cats, rabbit, bearded dragon and cockatiel. In her spare time when she’s not chasing everyone around the house, Marissa enjoys reading, music and crafts.