Alison is thrilled to join the team at Coastal Cat Clinic. On her lunch breaks, she can often be found hanging out with the elusive hospital cats (AKA "the girls"), Tulsa and Cheyenne. Alison started her career with animals cleaning cat cages at the local shelter. She spent the last six years working as a zoo keeper and trainer, handling non-releasable and captive-born wild animals for educational programs and tours. She has a feline roommate named Hannah and a 33-year-old CA desert tortoise named Herman. In her free time, she is a volunteer keeper at the Oakland Zoo.