Justin is a Kentucky native, born in Richmond and raised in Berea. Growing up, his family always had a dog, from a Chow mix named Cinnamon to many Dachshunds. He wanted to work with animals since his mid-twenties, but worked many other jobs before landing his position here at Banks Veterinary Clinic of Beaumont. He originally went to college to become a fire investigator, and later worked as an automotive technician. Justin started working with us as a volunteer before being hired on full-time, and he plans to attend vet school in the not-so-distant future. One of the things he loves to do in his role as veterinary assistant is reciprocate the affection that animals give, and promote positive energy to build trust and maintain a positive relationship with people and their pets. Justin has a four-legged family member of his own, his “main dude” Ollie, a Husky/Shepherd mix who loves belly rubs. Outside of helping animals and people, Justin is passionate about basketball, football, woodworking, craft beer, video games and sports cars.