I grew up in San Leandro and Livermore. When I was 11, my family got our first dog, a bouncy terrier. From then on, I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian.
I have a B.S. in Biology from Cal State University, Hayward. I received my D.V.M. from Oklahoma State University in 1990.
I feel fortunate to have a career that is so meaningful to me. I treat each patient as though it were my own pet.
My family has included many dogs and cats over the years. These days, I share my home with a wonderful rescue cat named Valentine.
Away from the office, I love to take walks in nature. I'm always on the lookout for glimpses of wildlife. I also enjoy travel. Favorite trips have been to Oahu and Maui, with my boyfriend Patrick.