Vanessa McClain was born and raised in Long Island, New York. In 2000 she relocated to Atlanta to attend Spelman College where she attained a degree in Economics. After college, Vanessa spent 9 years working in the reverse mortgage industry. In January 2014, Vanessa travelled to her mother’s hometown of Barbados to marry her husband Yahya McClain. Vanessa has 4 furkids(dogs); Diesel (2003), Diamond (2005), Tinker-bell (2007) and Oreo (2012). In August 2014 Vanessa lost her ‘favorite’ dog, Puppy, at the age of 11, to prostate cancer. Since October 2014 Vanessa has been volunteering at the Atlanta Humane Society where she walks & bathes dogs, greets customers and assists with pet adoptions. Vanessa recently re-enrolled in school where she is working on the prerequisites for the Veterinary Technician program. Vanessa loves to travel in her spare time.
Why she does this: “I have always loved animals, from a very young age. Working with animals does not feel like work at all to me.”