I realized that I had a deep love and respect for animals as I grew up caring for our family pets and for stray animals in the neighborhood. However, I never dreamed that this love of caring for animals could turn into my career and my life!
After growing up in a very small town in the western part of North Carolina, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and graduated with a degree in Biology. Unsure of where I wanted to go next, I began working for Duke Medicine in a human medical laboratory. As I began to feel something compelling me to work with animals in some way, I took a job as a veterinary assistant at a small animal hospital in Raleigh, NC, where I discovered a deep passion for the exciting and fulfilling world of veterinary medicine. I began working towards a graduate degree in animal science at North Carolina State University. I continued exploring different careers working with animals including research and I ultimately decided that I was meant to become a veterinarian.
I completed my pre-clinical curriculum at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of Saint Kitts, and returned home to North Carolina to complete my clinical rotations at the North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine, where I graduated with the distinction of highest honors. Following graduation in May 2016 I worked for two years in a corporate veterinary hospital. In 2018 I joined the team at Meadowmont Animal Hospital.
My special interests include feline medicine, surgery, preventive care medicine and working with pet adoption groups.
My husband Dennis and I have two Shih Tzu’s named Frankenstein and Banjo, and two cats named Winston and Abigail. These are our babies! In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with friends and family, as well as DIY and re-purposing projects.