Laryssa grew up in Westfield, NJ and despite being an instant animal lover from a very young age, was raised in a home without pets. Originally interested in pursuing a career in the design field, she graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Art, Media and Design but after adopting her first cat Zoot, quickly changed course to pursue her truest interest of helping people and animals. In 2016, she worked to become a certified veterinary technician and began her journey with Westfield Vet Group.
Laryssa is humbled to be serving the community in which she grew up and aims to help create a workplace culture that empowers veterinary professionals to learn, grow, and strive to be the best versions of themselves for their patients and their pet parents alike. When not at work, she enjoys painting, cooking, and any activity that puts her outdoors.