Rhonda grew up on a farm in South Dakota where she learned she loved veterinary medicine. An accomplished barrel racer, she helped the local veterinarian to pay for her horses. She always loved animals and hand raised a fawn, several orphaned raccoons, bunnies and even a couple of foxes. She attended school in Arizona, and in 1989 she became a licensed technician. In 1995, she moved to San Antonio. Wanting to leave the city, she came to Stone Ridge in June of 2020. She has a special interest in feline medicine and behavior and uses a fear free approach. During her off time she is an advocate for wild mustangs, likes to hike, zipline and skydive.