Important Pender 2021 COVID-19 Update:
Our Fairfax and Chantilly hospitals will be open for Curbside services and Hands-Free care for the foreseeable future. Our veterinarians are available for Telemedicine consultations Monday- Friday 8am-6pm. We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon!
Saving the life of one animal won’t change the world, but the world will certainly change for that animal
Small Mammal, Avian, and Reptile Medicine
In my free time, I enjoy knitting, reading (mysteries, fantasy, and science fiction are my favorites), scuba diving, and watching anime. I also love to cook and try new recipes. I speak fluent Hebrew and I am learning to speak some Japanese. I have one guinea pig named Ringer and a 3 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Boxer Mix named Kaito.
I have always had an interest in exotic companion animal medicine. I love how there’s something new to learn every day. I have worked in several clinics seeing both dogs and cats and exotics since high school. During my undergraduate years, I volunteered at the Milwaukee County Zoo, and I studied abroad in Tasmania, Australia where I was fortunate to work with some of the incredible animals endemic to that area. During veterinary school I was an active member of the wildlife, exotic, and zoo animal medicine club, and I helped plan their annual conference as well as several labs. During my clinical year of veterinary school my externships included National Wildlife Health Center, New England Wildlife Center, Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium, and the Avian and Exotic Clinic of Indianapolis. Working at Pender has provided me with the opportunity to work with and continuously learn from the animals I am so passionate about.