Every veterinarian has a different story – I decided on this career path at the age of fourteen when I rescued a baby bird that had fallen from the nest, which I was able to successfully raise and later release. My father, who was one of the most giving and influential people in my life, told me that I had a gift, and said that I might want to think about being a veterinarian. He and my mother always encouraged me to believe that I could be anything I wanted to be. I took a volunteer position at our local vet clinic, which turned into a four-year job, went to Colorado State University for my undergraduate degree and veterinary school, and have been practicing in the Denver area for over 20 years. I completed an internship at the Denver Zoo and have additional training in Fear Free handing. I have special interests in internal medicine and preventative medicine.
My goal is to make every patient and client feel welcome and at ease. I want to provide each pet with a gentle touch, and each person with a clear understanding of how we can help their beloved animal. We are in this together, and I want to act with integrity, compassion, and knowledge to do my best for you and your family.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, who is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force, and my cat, Smotes. Being a Colorado native and having grown up in Aurora, much of my immediate family is nearby in Parker, Evergreen, and Denver, and we enjoy getting together.
The philosophy that I like to live by is: Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better. - Maya Angelou