Being a veterinarian has been one of the most fulfilling and fun aspects of my life. It gives me great pleasure to bond with owners and their pets as well as being a source of cutting edge technology and information to aide in prolonging their pet’s health. It’s a beautiful thing when the quality of life of the pet and the owner is improved with this relationship.
I am from Chicago, Illinois, and received my undergraduate degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. In 1997 I graduated with my DVM from Iowa State University and in 2002 I joined Family VetCare. My areas of special interest include soft tissue laser surgery, internal medicine, endoscopy and preventive medicine. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. I live in Phoenix with “Mollie”, a Cavalier/Poodle Mix; “Zach”, a Grey Tabby; and “Zoey”, a Calico. In my spare time I enjoy kickboxing, running, cycling, travel, theater, and spending time with family and friends.