I began my college career at Santa Rosa Junior College directly following high school where I earned my Associate of Science Degree in Biology. I then transferred to UC Davis and earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior with a minor in Animal Science. I was very involved at the UC Davis Animal Science Horse Barn completing a foal management internship and where my interest in veterinary medicine was solidified. I graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Prior to and throughout veterinary school, I worked as a large animal technician at the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. Following graduation from veterinary school, I joined a private large animal practice where I worked for approximately 1 year. Due to starting a family and changing interests, I began working at a small animal general practice. I have been in small animal veterinary practice since 2010. My professional interests include: dermatology with special interest in allergy management and immunotherapy, and preventative medicine
I was born in Santa Cruz, California, but have lived most of my life in Sonoma, California. I married my high school sweetheart in 2001 after completing my undergraduate degree. We moved back to Sonoma County after I graduated Veterinary School and shortly after began a family. I currently reside in Sonoma with my husband-John, daughter-Madelyn, son-Logan, our Labrador Retriever-Tanner and cat-Ottus. We also have a small aquarium with various fresh water fish. I enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, snowboarding, and singing.
I highly value the relationship I have with my clients and their pets and my goal is to nourish the human-animal bond and partner with the client in all decisions regarding their pet so that we together can make the best decisions for both the pet and the client.
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!