Kaitlin Wolbrueck joined the Hutto Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2012.

A 2009 graduate of Jarrell High School, Kaitlin has become a proficient veterinary technician.

Prior to joining the clinic, she worked at a very busy dog boarding and training facility in Round Rock. She also worked for three years at a pet store in Georgetown. She worked in the kennels, as the manager, and even in her teens, became very adept at customer service.

Kaitlin spent most of her formative years on her grandparents’ farm and ranch in Jonah, about 10 miles east of Georgetown. It was there she learned to love animals of all kinds: dogs, cats, cows, horses, lambs and goats. Everything but snakes.

“I was always taking care of horses, working cattle, giving vaccinations, clipping ears, bottle-feeding calves and whatever animals that didn’t have a mother,” she said. She just finished bottle-feeding two lambs. And her sisters won high honors with Kaitlin’s lambs at the Williamson County Livestock Show.

As a youngster, she even helped Dr. Holmstrom, who was the family’s large-and-small animal vet.

Kaitlin has three dogs: Mopsy and Mokie, both about 5, both shih tzus; and Max, 5, a border collie/lab mix from the animal shelter. She just got two cats: . And she’s got a horse named Bear.

When she’s not working, Kaitlin helps her grandfather, dad and uncle with farming and ranching duties.