I am a California native and grew up in San Francisco. After earning my DVM from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine, Indiana, in 2002, I returned to California to practice medicine. After many years in private practice, I am still in awe of the incredible dedication and heart that members of our veterinary community bring to the table.
I enjoy my daily interactions with my clients and patients and treasure the power of the human-animal bond. My day is successful if I can improve my patients’ health and enhance their well-being and the quality of their lives. My priority as a veterinarian is to provide informed, compassionate, quality health care to every patient I see. I am devoted to client education and place a high priority on preventative medicine.
My philosophy is to provide my clients with sound information and choices about their pets’ health allowing them to make balanced and informed decisions. I believe that developing a relationship with an open dialogue with my clients helps me improve the quality of care that I can provide for their pets. I hold an intense work ethic and strong desire to continue learning that is driven by my love for animals and deep respect for the profession.
We strive to make every visit as gentle, pain-free, and stress-free as possible for your pets. I am proud to be Fear Free certified! To become certified, I have completed a comprehensive, 8-part educational course and exam and also have to complete continuing education to remain certified. To learn more about what being Fear Free certified means for you and your pet, please click here!
I have been Clinical Director at Pinole Pet Hospital since 2013. I enjoy working with such a great team, helping our clients and the local community each and every day!