In 1987 Jackie began working at an animal hospital in Winston-Salem,NC where she started working in the kennel. Over the years she has worked in all areas of the hospital. Jackie has done tech work, kennel work, grooming, and worked as a receptionist.
Jackie says that being around the animals makes the job fun, no matter where you work in a given day.
In 1994 Jackie married her husband, Don, and they have lived in Lincolnton over ten years.
They have three dogs Mr. Cuddles, Junior, and Princess, and a cat, Six Toe.