Fear Free Elite Certified
Certified in Small Animal Medical Acupuncture, Medical Massage, Disaster Rescue, and Animal Cruelty Investigation
I was raised in an in-home Iguana Rescue in Maryland and spent many years volunteering at my local zoo and mixed animal veterinary practice. My passion for animals of all shapes and sizes led me to become a Certified Disaster Rescue Specialist and I rescued pets after Hurricanes Katrina/Rita and the Windsor Tornado, among others. I also dedicated myself to becoming a Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator and have volunteered in both domestic and wildlife rescues for many years. I finally realized my dream of becoming a Veterinarian after returning to Colorado State University and completing my dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Sciences and Zoology with a Minor in Biomedical Sciences, summa cum laude with Honors Distinction, in my early 30’s. Then I attended CSU Veterinary School, graduating in 2014, with certifications in Small Animal Medical Acupuncture and Medical Massage, and High-Quality, High-Volume Spay and Neuter Training.
I have lived in multiple states following veterinary school in order to develop my skills in general practice, emergency medicine, surgery, and hospice/palliative care and I have volunteered both domestically and abroad to bring wellness and spay/neuter to pets in underserved communities. I am passionate about pain management, creating a fear free environment for patients, educating clients, and end of life care.
I live in Fort Collins with my husband, blind dog, Kayku, dog, Taz, and kitty, Kiernan, who has made it to the ripe age of 18.5 years old and is still going strong. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, funny puzzles, anything with glitter/sparkles, and Dutch Brothers Freezes!