I started volunteering at an animal hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida when I was 12 years old after my cat was severely injured. I always loved animals, and decided to be a veterinarian when I was in high school. I attended the University of Florida for both undergraduate and veterinary school. I graduated in 1991, and was very happy to be offered an internship at Friendship as my first job as a doctor.
After my internship, I worked at a private practice in Virginia for 9 years, and returned to Friendship in 2001. In 2007, I moved to New York City. While in New York, I worked at the ASPCA Animal Hospital as a staff doctor, rotating through general medicine, emergency, dentistry, and surgery.
In 2014, I was happy to come home to Friendship once more, and am honored to be a part of this wonderful team of caregivers. I live in DC with my husband Lee, and our two Yorkshire Terriers, Daisy Violet, and Woodie Mahoney. I enjoy theater, acting, cooking, travel, Gator Football, the New York Mets, and spending time with my family.
Clinical Area of Interest
Feline medicine, senior wellness, kidney disease, and dental health.
Why Do You Work at Friendship?
I enjoy being a part of a large practice comprised of both specialists and general practitioners. Friendship is very unique in being able to offer both primary care and specialty practice. As a general practitioner, being in a practice with specialist helps me to always be the best I can be as a doctor.
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida (undergraduate)