Deborah Bascombe spent her early childhood learning about animals and farmland at her family home on the island of Jamaica. These years as her grandmother's farmhand grew her interest in taking care of animals. Deborah graduated from Andrews University in 2011 with a BSc in Animal Science/Agriculture and she later earned her AAS in Veterinary Technology in 2017.
As a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Deb loves working in specialty veterinary medicine. She has special interests in oncology and clinical studies. Deb previously worked at the Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, CT where she coordinated many oncology clinical trials that created new therapies and protocols. Deb is currently studying for her Clinical Research Coordinator certification exam and hopes to support our veterinary team as they continue to navigate new opportunities to keep patients (and their parents) happy and healthy. Additionally, she will soon begin the process of becoming a specialized oncology technician.
Deborah is currently a committee member of the NAVTA (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and hopes to broaden inclusivity for all in veterinary medicine.
At home, Deb has a teenage daughter, Daylin, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. She enjoys indulging in creating art and she loves watching movies with her family.