My desire to become a veterinarian was born from a lifelong compassion for animals integrated with a fascination for medicine. Being a veterinarian is an incredible and never ending journey; the veterinarian I am today may not be the veterinarian I am tomorrow. The veterinary field is dynamic and we as a profession have the opportunity to learn new things every day. It is both important and exciting for me to stay up to date with the latest research to best address my patients needs. Prior to graduating from the University of Illinois, I spent my free time working in a diagnostic lab to gain a proficiency in clinical pathology. I graduated with numerous awards for my skills in diagnostic and emergency medicine. I completed a rigorous year long program at VCA Aurora to become experienced in contemporary emergency medicine and critical care. I am a RECOVER initiative certified in CPR with basic and advanced life support. I continue to seek out new educational opportunities to add “tools to my toolbelt” as a veterinarian.
Humans and animals share a deep bond. This bond contributes to a happy and healthy life for everyone involved. Educating families on how to nurture this bond and care for their pets is the most satisfying part of my job. Being able to do this in an environment centered around the mindset and well being of the patient is what makes Loyal Companions a wonderful place to practice.
I enjoy sharing my home with a sweet, but stubborn cattle dog mix named Delilah and sassy little cat named Mittens. When I am not being a doctor, you can find me at home making delicious ice cream. I make a great chocolate ice cream, but have also been known to experiment with flavors ranging from almond to zabaglione!