I was born in Montana and attended Montana State University in Bozeman for my undergraduate studies. I received my veterinary degree from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. I also met my husband at veterinary school. We married our senior year and raised 4 children. Throughout the years, our family has included five beloved collies, a sweet golden retriever, and numerous equally loved cats. Our adult family's upbringing included bottle-fed calves, chickens, ducks, and a variety of stray, injured animals.
I’ve lived and worked in mixed-animal, emergency, and small-animal veterinary clinics in Mississippi, Idaho, Colorado, North Dakota, and Montana. My most recent 20+ years were spent at a mixed animal rural clinic in Montana, where I performed surgery, medical procedures, and physicals mainly on dogs and cats. My professional objective is to listen and offer compassionate medical advice and care.
Photography, gardening, hiking/walking, fishing, snowmobiling, and riding ATVs are some of my favorite outdoor hobbies.
I am licensed in four states. In Idaho, I am able to provide telemedicine services which may include writing prescriptions. Because Colorado, Montana and North Dakota do not currently permit the establishment of a VCPR remotely, I provide telehealth services in each of those states. Therefore, I will not be able to prescribe antibiotics and other prescription drugs in Colorado, Montana nor North Dakota.
"If the VCPR can be established remotely, the veterinarian is able to practice telemedicine, which includes diagnosing and prescribing medicine to your pet. If the VCPR is not able to be established remotely, the veterinarian is able to practice telehealth which includes providing general pet health/wellness advice and care." - Vetster help