I’ve been fortunate enough to have had my fair share of adventures across state lines, calling Oklahoma, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Maryland home at different stages of life. I lived in Wisconsin the longest at 10 years, and moved to Missouri after graduating high school, where I completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Missouri in 2019. Throughout life, I had always felt deeply connected to animals of all shapes and sizes, and pondered being a veterinarian since I was a young tot. In college, I solidified my goals to become a veterinarian, and also developed my strong passion for the human-animal bond and One Health, which incorporates the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment.
Following college graduation, I attended the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine where I completed my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and my Masters in Public Health. Outside of my primary interest in companion animal medicine, I have also developed a strong interest in addressing mental health in the veterinary profession, as well as Large Animal Technical Rescue and disaster response. I plan to utilize my degrees to be involved in organizational medicine in the future where I will hopefully make a lasting impact on critical topics like mental health in veterinarians/veterinary students, One Health, and the human-animal bond. After this internship, I am interested in becoming an emergency and/or general practice veterinarian.
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, being outdoors, volleyball, drawing and painting pet portraits, cooking, exploring new restaurants and places, and spending time with my partner, two Collies and two cats.
- University of Missouri-Columbia, B.H.S. in Health Sciences, 2019
- University of Missouri-Columbia, MPH with emphasis in Veterinary Public Health, 2023
- University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2023
Areas of Clinical Interest
- Emergency medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Preventative Medicine and Wellness