I am originally from Tampa, Florida. I grew up in Tampa watching my father (Vincent J. Naimoli) start the Major League Baseball expansion team, the Tampa Bay Rays, as Managing General Partner and CEO, which was granted by MLB in 1995. After working for the Rays throughout my childhood years, I moved to South Bend, Indiana, to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2005.
During this time and after graduation, I worked as a veterinary technician for 10 years in Indiana, Florida, and California. I attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, in Los Angeles, California. After graduating in 2011, I relocated to South Florida and have worked over the past few years at numerous low-cost, non-profit animal shelters such as Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, and Paws2Help.
Now I split my time seeing appointments at The Lois Pope Pet Clinic of Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton and working as the veterinary surgeon for Furry Friends Adoption, Ranch and Clinic in Jupiter.