I was born and raised in Washington performing in sports, 4-H, AKC, and FFA. When not in school, I worked as a veterinary assistant before obtaining my Bachelors in Microbiology and then a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. My interest in veterinary medicine includes canine reproduction, internal medicine, and family/'dogtor' wellness. Previous leadership roles and research experiences influenced and drove my passion for health promotion. It brings me joy to be able to spread awareness of many different aspects of animal wellness: ask me anything! The human-animal bond is a vital aspect of promoting health in the home and at the office! I'm fear-free-certified to help make your little one's visit as comfortable as possible. Like most PNW natives I enjoy exploring woods or beaches, observing wildlife, and spending quality time with my furry friends. It would be my pleasure to meet yours!