I grew up just outside of Boston, MA. Throughout my childhood I loved animals and then in high school fell in love with biology. As I began to envision what I wanted to pursue in college, veterinary medicine seemed to be the perfect blend of these interests.
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Maine, Orono and my veterinary degree at Tufts University. Following my graduation from veterinary school I completed a rotating internship here at Friendship Hospital for Animals. I then completed a Neurology specialty internship in Texas, followed by a residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the University of Georgia.
After completing my residency, I spent time teaching, first at the University of Glasgow and then back at the University of Georgia. As much as I enjoyed teaching, I found that I missed the direct contact with patients and their families, so I chose to return to private practice.
Why do you work at Friendship?
I am excited to return to Friendship for many reasons. I know many people within the organization, having had the opportunity to work with them during various points of my career, and I consider myself lucky to have the opportunity to work with them again. Friendship fosters a collaborative approach to medicine, which I believe allows us to provide high-quality and compassionate medical care to our patients.
- BS – University of Maine, Orono, ME
- DVM – Tufts University, Grafton, MA
- Small Animal Rotating Internship – Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington, DC
- Neurology Specialty Internship – Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
- Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency – University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Clinical Areas of Interest
Diagnosis and management of seizures, nervous system inflammatory disease, and neuromuscular disorders
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)