I am a lower-peninsula Michigan native that grew up in a family of four. I attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where I obtained my undergraduate degree in Biology in 2010. After four years in Ann Arbor, I ventured to East Lansing to attend Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where I graduated with my doctorate in 2014. My time in Michigan was well spent; however, I have always had a strong desire to venture out.
I began my veterinary career in Ogallala, Nebraska practicing mixed animal medicine and surgery. After two years, I was curious about other practices. I landed another position in Gothenburg, Nebraska where I continued to practice mixed animal with more focus toward companion animals. As time has passed during my career, my heart strings have been pulled by our companion species. Therefore, I began searching for my perfect position in small animal medicine and surgery and I was led to Frisco.
I am very passionate about quality medicine and quality of life for our companion animals. I bring a level of compassion to the field that motivates me on a daily basis. My main interests in veterinary medicine are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, geriatric health and end-of-life care. I look forward to expanding my experiences in dental health too while working with Dr. Fatora at Frisco Animal Hospital.
Outside of the work place I tend to still spend time with animals. I have two dogs: Liam (a Boxer mix) and Libby (an English Cream Golden Retriever). My dogs serve as my children and we do a lot together. Car rides and hikes seem to be their favorites. I am also very active. I attend a gym regularly and I prefer to weight-lift. I enjoy pushing myself to new levels and training with friends who have similar goals. I also love to go on hikes and bike rides. I do not (currently) ski, but look forward to learning while spending my time out in the mountains.
I look forward to meeting you in the future and continuing my career in the heart of the Rockies!