Dalena Williams

Veterinary Assistant

About

“I have always had a love for animals and my house was constantly filled with various species and breeds.”

I grew up in a military family with two younger brothers. We were stationed in Georgia, England, and Texas before moving back home to Georgia. While stationed in England, I took lessons in English dressage from age 7 to 10, and only stopped when I moved back to the states. I have always had a love for animals and my house was constantly filled with various species and breeds. I currently have 3 dogs, 2 snakes and a horse.

Growing up, I competed in different sports like softball, baseball, and soccer. I finished my last two years of high school in Georgia then attended my freshman year at Georgia College & State University.

When I came home for the summer my dad told me about a help wanted sign for a veterinary clinic, so I brought in an application. The application was for barn crew at Central Georgia Equine Services. I spent the summer learning the ins and outs of barn crew until the fall when I went back to school for my sophomore year. During my junior year I volunteered and took lessons at a barn for a few months until I found out about another opening at CGES for a veterinary assistant.

Working as a veterinary assistant, I’ve learned more about the anatomy and movement of a horse, as well as learning about breeding season and what it entails at CGES. Through my job here, I was able to find a horse of my own, a 12 year old Mustang that I’m currently attempting to gentle and train in the hopes of one day being able to ride her and possibly even compete with her.

When I’m not working or working with my horse, I love to rock climb, hike, snowboard, and do yard work when it’s nice outside. When I’m relaxing on the couch, I like to watch older movies and shows like M*A*S*H and Hogan’s Heroes. I also enjoy quilting and crocheting.