I decided to pursue veterinary medicine because of the special connection I felt with animals from a young age. As a child, some of my favorite activities included riding horses, nursing injured and orphaned wildlife to health, and helping animals find their perfect home. Veterinary medicine was a natural path for me.
I graduated from Appalachian State University and earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, I joined a large 24-hour veterinary hospital in Reidsville, North Carolina. During this time, I discovered my passion for emergency and critical care medicine and enjoyed my role as the Director of Emergency Services for five years.
I moved back to my home town of Chapel Hill and embraced a different approach to helping dogs and cats with preventive medicine, dentistry and surgery. In 2015 I opened Meadowmont Animal Hospital in Chapel Hill and have greatly enjoyed the relationships I develop with each patient, their families and the surrounding community.
My veterinary interests include surgery, dentistry and of course, emergencies. My community interests include working with assistance dogs from Ears Eyes Nose Paws and supporting local animal rescue groups and shelters.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. I love gardening, hiking, listening to my husband play music and teaching my girls to ride horses. We often visit family in the mountains and beaches of North Carolina.
Our family has a boxer named Jack that keeps us laughing. We have two sweet cats, Eddie and Nikki, that we adopted from Orange County Animal Services.