In the cruel winter of January 1994, I was born in Wisconsin and left in 2012 for New York where I earned a bachelor’s degree with Honors for Conservation Biology and dual minors in Applied Statistics and Marine Science in 2015. I worked as a veterinary assistant for 1.5 years in Wisconsin at both a wildlife rehab and a primary care/reproduction veterinarian after graduation. I attended veterinary medical school at University of Wisconsin-Madison starting in 2017, graduating May 2021 with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).
In my clinical year, I studied at three exotics facilities (Brookfield Zoo, Milwaukee Zoo, and Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine), three emergency rotations, and spent 2 months working with affordable vet care and high volume spay/ neuter surgery with shelters and low-income/homeless populations.
I worked in primary care and emergency medicine at Lone Mountain Animal Hospital, caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, regular pigs, reptiles, birds, basically anything that could enter the door. I moved to shelter medicine and more high volume spay/neuter surgery at The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas. After departing, I started my relief veterinarian career, helping where needed and found a place in the Pahrump community because I saw the need for access to care and more veterinary services. So I jumped right in to start my own business to make the world a better place.