In March 2021, Julia Velazquez joined Kimberly Pines Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary nurse. Her career began July 1996 as a pet groomer at a veterinary clinic in Sterling, Illinois. She cross trained into veterinary assisting helping the doctors with surgery and x-ray. In 2001 she left the veterinary field to pursue human radiology.Julia loves learning and has an Associate in Art, Associate in Radiologic Technologies, is a licensed cosmetologist and certified yoga instructor.Her home life revolves around her two teenagers, Theron and Maya. They have three dogs Roxy, Toffee and Mocha. In her spare time she volunteers for her Buddhist center and teaches meditation. Julia loves culture, the arts, music, hiking and reading.