I was born and raised in a small town just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, where I spent the majority of my time volunteering at the local dog shelter, riding horses, and working in barns. After pursuing my interests through agriculture-focused college courses and work as a veterinary technician, I headed north to embark on an incredible four year adventure at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada.I have always been passionate about community-focused outreach, and over the past few years I have had the opportunity to participate in several volunteer trips to provide veterinary care to areas in need, including the Navajo Nation, Cherokee Nation, and Inuit and Innu regions. I hope to continue to be involved in similar projects throughout my career.
In my free time I love hiking and exploring with my husband and three rescue dogs (Sally, Rosie, and Lucy), reading, cooking, and sharing meals with friends. I find great happiness in the outdoors, and am constantly challenging myself to find new and creative ways to stay active beyond the gym. Most recently, I have been enjoying acroyoga, paddleboarding, and trail running!
Clinical Areas of Interest
- Critical Care
Why Do You Work at Friendship?
I was initially attracted to Friendship because of the extremely high standard of care and variety of services they provided. As I got to know the hospital and the team within it, I discovered that despite being a high-volume hospital and continually striving to meet and exceed current standards in veterinary medicine, there was an unmistakable impression of camaraderie, compassion, and support, within every interaction. To me, this is what is truly at the heart of quality care, and I am humbled to be a part of this amazing team!
- Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science); Morehead State University
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island