Sandra Yvonne Duke
Sandra Yvonne Duke is a freelance writer, editor and paralegal living in the mountains. She began writing fiction as a child and poetry in high school. Her non-fiction career began with a weekly column on Freedom. Her range of topics quickly grew to include pets and pet health.
Sandra's career in helping animals started quite early in her life. She became a volunteer veterinary assistant at age thirteen. Although she was young, she was immediately given full training and duties including:
- Assisting with surgery
- Full after-care responsibilities
- Performing simple lab tests
- Socialization of abused patients
- Assisting in the examination room
Sandra obtained her Small Animal Dietician Certificate at age fourteen. Throughout the years, she has continued studying pet health and behavior on a personal basis.