April is a lifelong resident of Leon, WV. She has been a veterinary assistant at Ripley Paws for 11 years. In her youth, she was an active member of 4-H and FFA. She was the 1999-2000 president of the Mason Co Vocational FFA Chapter. Several years after graduating high school, she enrolled at Marshall University to pursue a degree in childhood education. She quickly realized that animals are her true passion, and returned to work at the clinic full time. She currently lives on a small hobby farm with her husband, three daughters, one dog, three cats, cows, chickens, and pigs.