Melissa Murray
Writer and RVT

Born and raised in rural Indiana, Melissa Murray has spent her life pursuing her passions of learning, reading, and caring for animals. She initially attended college with the goal of working as an editor but then discovered the veterinary technician career path. After earning her bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology, she spent eight years working as the head veterinary technician in a small animal practice. With the desire to help educate pet owners through writing, Melissa became a freelance writer for Rumpus Writing and Editing in 2018. In 2020, she flipped her job positions and became a full-time writer and a relief technician. Melissa lives in rural Indiana with her husband, two daughters, goofy Great Dane, and neurotic border collie mix.