Dallene has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center since 2011. Dallene graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Plant Biology. She also holds a special interest in tick identification and tickborne diseases. Dallene loves what amazing team we have here at Aurora Animal Care Center; We go above and beyond for each other inside and outside the clinic. Dallene has 2 cats, Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty Kitty and Fluffy and a Cockatiel named Pretty Bird. She enjoys visiting national parks, collecting, identifying and preserving insects ectoparasites. Dallene is also local beekeeper and encourages everyone to promote and protect honeybees from neonicotinoids, deforestation, colony collapse disorder and climate change.