Growing up in Ames, Iowa – where Iowa State University is – I had connections to veterinary medicine and grew my passion for the field from a very young age. My house was always a zoo filled with all things fluffy – dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and more.
I knew I wanted to apply to veterinary school, but I decided to branch out by attending a pre-medical focused university for undergrad. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about human medicine while tying in my veterinary passion through research, clinic work and volunteer opportunities. It wasn’t all work, of course – I always made time for a KU basketball game – Rock Chalk!
In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling and exploring local breweries. I’ll be making the move to the D.C. area with my senior greyhound, Porsche, and her sassy feline sister, Prudence. I’m looking forward to moving outside the Midwest and starting my career as a veterinarian in D.C.
Clinical Area of Interest
Following my internship, I hope to pursue a residency in oncology. I hope to tailor my future career in oncology to benefit both animals and humans through research and philanthropic pursuits.
Why Do You Work at Friendship?
After spending one of my fourth year clinical rotations at Friendship, I knew it was the hospital for me. The extensive services offered, high quality of medicine and friendly staff made me want to be a part of the Friendship family.
- Bachelor of Science (Biology, Genetics); University of Kansas
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Iowa State University
- Master of Public Health; University of Iowa