After graduating with a degree in animal science, Mary Mauldin Pereira enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) on the island of St. Kitts. Her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian was realized after graduating in 2005. She and her husband, Gary, and their daughter, Ava Kate, live on the island where she is an assistant professor of parasitology at RUSVM.
In addition to teaching, Pereira has created a fundraising program, oneLOVEPets, for animals in need. Through the sales of pet collar tags, wristbands and other products, funds are raised to support animal shelters, spay and neuter clinics, fostering and food drives.
For more information, go to www.onelovepets.com, oneLOVEPets on Facebook and Twitter @OneLovePets!