I grew up in rural New Hampshire knowing that I wanted to be a Veterinarian since before I was in middle school. By the time I got to College, I was so burnt out on school that I got an Animal science degree at the University of New Hampshire and went into farming for 5.5 years including a farm exchange in Denmark for 6 months.
While working as a farm hand, I was drawn back to school and took several classes on my free time and decided that school wasn’t that bad.
I moved to Washington state in 1991 to explore a career in Veterinary medicine. I worked in a veterinary clinic for 3 years before starting school again towards getting prerequisites and continued to work in clinics through school. I completed a degree in Cellular Molecular Biology through the University of Washington and then received my Veterinary degree from Washington State University.
I have 6 years of experience in General practice and 15+ years in acute care/emergency medicine.
When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking/baking, biking (commuting, touring, mountain biking), hiking, Kayaking and cross-country skiing. I enjoy traveling especially in third world countries.