Practicing Since: 2009
I joined Oakton Animal Hospital on April 1 st 2019. I’ve spent the majority of my life in management and training positions ranging from the restaurant industry, to human medicine,industrial hygiene and, of course, veterinary medicine. I graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Biological Illustration.
My husband Jason, son Christian and I live locally in my family home where I grew up and share our home with 3 cats, 3 dogs and Veruca, our Chilean Rose Hair tarantula. Gypsy is the eldest at 21 years old and is a cranky old tortie who loves to sing to me during the wee hours of the night. Pandora (9) and Mowgli (6) are our black cats and their favorite pastimes include eating and taunting Senna, our 6 year old pit bull. Gnocchi, our 4 ½ year old Frenchie,and Senna came to us at about the same time, became fast friends and are almost inseparable.When I met Jason he came with the most stubborn, obstinate mini dachshund ever, Pippen, who is 13 ½ and thinks he runs the show.
When I’m not here taking care of your fur baby I love spending time with my family,singing in the church choir, traveling, reading, gardening, painting and drawing. I welcome all suggestions as I strive to make every experience the clients and patients of Oakton Animal Hospital have the best it can be!