Born in Ontario, Canada, I learned to ski before I could walk. At the age of 10, I retired my snow boots and moved down to sunny South Florida. Growing up with a Weimaraner, a Maltese and a Standard Poodle, I developed a love for animals at a young age. Throughout high school and college, I planned to go to medical school to become a pediatric psychiatrist but then realized that I had a strong interest in working with animals and decided to pursue veterinary medicine instead. At Emory University, I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biology while working with rhesus macaques at Yerkes National Primate Research Center. I then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where I earned my VMD. During my clinical year, I had a special interest in neurology, emergency medicine, and internal medicine.
After my internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals, I hope to pursue a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery and live with my husband and two dogs, Daisy and Bowie, in Washington, D.C long term. Outside of veterinary medicine, I enjoy exploring the local museums and food scene. I also have the travel bug and love to visit different countries when I have the time.