Born and raised in Chula Vista, Karla has always had a love for animals. So much that when growing up, she brought every stray home that she found (her parents really loved that). She moved up to Escondido when she was 20, and started working with dogs in a daycare setting. Wanting to pursue and learn more, she moved on as vet assistant at a small day practice in Vista. It wasn't until 2017 that she joined AUC as a technician and fell in love with the adrenaline rush of the emergency setting.
She currently resides in Escondido with her boyfriend, 4 dogs, and two cats...still trying to bring strays home.