Why did you become a veterinarian?

At a young age I had a strong interest in biology and thought about becoming a physician. When my family dog went through a series of health problems, I admired how smart and compassionate his veterinarians were and realized this would be a perfect career choice. I love the variety and versatility of the profession and the opportunity to interact with pets and their family members every day.

What is the goal with every patient visit?

I want to treat each pet as I would my own and make every visit as stress-free as possible. I strive to get to know each pet and family on an individual basis to best address their concerns.

Who makes up your family?

My family consists of my husband Mike and our two sons, Alex and Ben. We share our home with Macy, a mixed breed dog who I adopted in veterinary school, Sally the salamander, and a small school of fish.