I grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where I first developed an adoration for our friends “under the sea,” as well as a wild obsession with anything Disney. My interest in veterinary medicine started the second I met my childhood yellow lab Delaney, at 10 years old. She introduced me to the joys, frustrations, and sorrows of pet parenting. I have also had numerous other pets, including hamsters, a leopard gecko, and multiple saltwater fish.
I am a Florida Gator for life, having attended the University of Florida for both my undergrad degree in Zoology and veterinary school. During vet school, I participated in a variety of programs that promoted the bond between humans and animals, whether domestic or wild species. I received my “Fear Free” certification my last semester of vet school and am excited to use what I have learned to help my future patients be happy to see the vet! I hope to pursue a career in aquatic animal medicine after my internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals, and have been lucky enough to do research on behavioral changes when dolphins lose their ability to hear. I also love dermatology, neurology, and general practice and look forward to building valuable relationships with my patients and their humans.
In my free time, I love exploring new places with my “potcake” Ellie, watching fictional adventures on Netflix, or going to the theater. I am also an avid boater and scuba diver and love any chance to get out on the water.