Crystal’s primary veterinary interests are client communication and critical care. Crystal attended Western Carolina University, where she studied Biology and earned her Nutrition and Exercise Specialist Certification. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technology program and is an active member of their online vet tech support group, helping fellow students and alumni. Crystal also runs a local food and exercise group through Wake Forest Baptist Health. She enjoys reading and attending native american pow wows and events, and classic car shows. Crystal lives with her Golden Retriever named Ruger and a kitten named Remington; both enjoy their own private snuggle time with her and her husband, Ian. Ian and Crystal were high school sweethearts and now have three boys, twins named Andrew and Ivan and another son named Harrison. She is a proud member of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe (the third largest in North Carolina). A fun fact about her is that she is a huge fan of the TV show ‘The Golden Girls,’ and collects show memorabilia and trivia games.