Val moved to Idaho with her family from Connecticut in 2000. Almost immediately, they joined the Eagle Animal Clinic family as clients. A couple of years later, she was asked to join the staff of Eagle Animal Clinic and became a part time receptionist. Val works mostly on the administrative side now, and helps wherever she is needed. Charlie, her loyal canine companion was adopted from the Canyon County Shelter. When not at work, she is exploring new places to walk with Charlie, reading or crocheting.