Marina has been with Metro Paws Oak Cliff since April 2016. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she moved to Dallas in 2012 after her husband, Jose, finished his time in the Marine Corps.

She has been in the veterinary field for 12 years, starting in high school in an afterschool program at the age of 16. Her interests are wildlife rehabilitation and emergency medicine. She has 2 children, Brianna and Vincent, and a third child on the way in January 2017, a bouncing baby boy named Emmett!

Along with her human family, Marina shares her house with her 2 Miniature Schnauzers, Achilles and Athena, and a fancy mouse named Basil of Baker Street. When she is not working she enjoys watching or going to Oakland Raider games as well as following the Los Angeles Dodgers. She enjoys trips to Los Angeles to visit her family and taking her kids to Disneyland.

Marina’s dream is to run her own rescue for older dogs and cats in the DFW area.

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