I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and started working with animals when I was fifteen years old as a zookeeper at the Erie Zoo. While I was in college I worked as a technician at the Northwest Pennsylvania Pet Emergency Center. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at Gannon University where my parents both teach.
In May 2014 I graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an internship I was offered a position in the specialty surgery department. This allows me to continue my love of emergency medicine and surgery. Teaching rotating doctors is one of my passions and working at Friendship allows me to continue teaching with each new class. My husband Steve and I live in North Bethesda with our cat, Killian (a rescue from Ohio) and our lab mix, Sadie (a rescue from D.C.). In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, reading, and going to hockey games.
Clinical Areas of Interest
Emergency Medicine and Surgery Hypoproteinemia, Sepsis
Publications and Research
Ropski MK, Guillaumin J, Monnig AA, Towsend K, McLoughlin MA. Use of cryopoor plasma for albumin replacement and continuous antimicrobial infusion for treatment of septic peritonitis in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care: 2017. doi:10.1111/vec.1258