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Hi I'm Vicki

I'm a wife, vet tech, outdoor enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a native Oregonian currently living in Utah. I love the great outdoors, veterinary medicine, and family life. I help support my little family by working at an animal hospital and battling my laziness to cook, clean, decorate, and exercise on my days off. The struggle is real. I strive to be goal-driven and constantly better myself. I attended and graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho. I received a BS in Animal Science, emphasis in animal health, and an AAS in Veterinary Technology. I have passed my VTNE and am now practicing as a certified veterinary technologist. I love working with dogs especially, but mainly companion animals and learning from the variety of medical cases that present here in Utah. I am a convert to the Church since 2008 after being raised in a non-religious, moral-grounded home. I served an LDS mission to Independence Missouri. That time forever changed me through the Church history, missionary work, and people of the Midwest. I married my best friend in 2013 in the Portland Oregon LDS Temple after meeting at college. We have many plans for our family and consider our families the most precious thing to us! My husband, Joshua, is currently a student studying Civil Engineering and while being a full-time student, works at a local engineering firm as a structural engineer. We plan our dream home weekly! I also have a Golden Retriever named Tucker who I am obsessed with! He's considered a part of the family.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church right after high school. I am Mormon because I can feel His love through the Holy Ghost so abundantly here. I have come to know for myself that the Book of Mormon is true. I have received answers to my questions. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know Christ lives and that I am a daughter of God. And that's what matters to me.

How I live my faith

I try to smile. And laugh. And just love people. When I was 17, I struggled to be accepted and to feel like I had a place in society. The gospel has taught me that everyone has a role in this life and each is so beloved and cherished by God. I attend a 3 hour church meeting every Sunday, serve in various responsibilities (called "callings"), pray several times a day, study my scriptures daily, attend the Temple often, and live the standards of the Church such as dressing modestly, being honest and virtuous, not drinking coffee, tea, or alcohol, and respecting my body and other people. I believe that life is all about relationships: with God, with Jesus Christ, with our families, with our friends, with strangers, and even with ourselves. Christ taught that "whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them" Matthew 7:12. This is what brings me joy and how I live my faith.