I am originally from Cambridge, MA, and grew up in Lubbock, graduating from Frenship High School. I went to Colorado State and obtained both a BS in Equine Science graduating cum laude in 2004 and a DVM in 2008, and then obtained an MBA in Marketing from Washington State University in 2017.
I have practiced mixed animal in San Marcos and small animal in San Antonio and Midland before finally making my way home to Lubbock, where I live with my husband, Don, who is an EMT at Covenant Health, and my son Thor who is starting 3rd grade this year. My husband enjoys all things Jeep and my son is all about Legos these days.
I got into veterinary medicine through horseback riding as a child and then volunteering at local and regional veterinary practices, and because of my love for animals and being able to care for those that do not have a voice.
I am a Level 2 Fear Free™ Certified Professional, Human-Animal Bond certified, and QPR Gatekeeper trained. I am licensed in Texas, Colorado, and the United Kingdom. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, a flock of chickens, and a miniature horse. Odin is a rescued 2 year old German shorthaired pointer who loves birds and retrieving and is a parvo survivor. Lady is an adopted 11 year old English pointer who is retired and loves to sleep. Uggo is a rescued lovable 4 year old domestic shorthair that thinks he is a dog and loves to chew on toys as well as drool on you as a sign of love. Bjorn is a rescued 10 month old domestic shorthair that was brought to Acres North by a Good Samaritan when he was hit by a car and loves to talk. The Valkyries are the Black Copper Marans hens that are like feathered velociraptors and lay the world’s best eggs. Munchkin is a rescued miniature horse that is 28 inches tall in real life, but thinks she is 10 feet tall and should be president.
I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my family, and am the Achievements Chair and Committee Member in Cub Scouts Pack 574 where my husband is a Den Leader and my son is a Cub Scout.
It is truly an honor seeing your pets grow throughout the years and be your other family doctor.