My interest in helping animals developed when I was eight years old and a kind veterinarian allowed me to watch him remove porcupine quills from our family dog after he got a little too adventurous during a camping trip. Ever since, the veterinary profession fascinated me and I devoted myself to earning a degree in it, starting with graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2003 with undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry.
After that, I was accepted to and attended the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2007 and joining a companion animal practice in Houston, Texas shortly thereafter. There years later, I moved to Virginia and have been here ever since, loving the Blue Ridge Mountains and the more temperate weather that my native New York state possesses.
My favorite part of my job is partnering with clients on their pets' health, whether it's for a question about an odd new behavior or to address a scary bout of bloody diarrhea. Be it a cat or a dog, a hamster or a guinea pig, my goal is to soothe your worries and help you make the best decision for your furry, scaled, or feathered friend.
My professional interests are primarily dermatology, behavior, and nutrition. Outside of work, I enjoy writing creative fiction as well as dabbling in the copywriting world. I'm often found wandering the woods around my house with one or both of my two dogs or sitting on the couch, catching up on a Netflix series, and smothered by any number of my six cats. Sometimes, there's space for my wife :)
Please reach out if I'm available, and I'll do my best to assist you!