Important Pender Emergency Room Update: 

Beginning on 7/12/2021, Pender had to adjust our emergency hours. We are open to see incoming emergencies from 7:00am-10:00pm until further announced. Pender will still have qualified Veterinary Professionals for nursing care 24/7, 365 with a doctor on call for hospitalized patients. Since an Emergency Veterinarian is not onsite after 10:00pm, please remember to call us if you need help with your pet, as our evening and overnight team does have access to the status of other local emergency rooms and can better serve you if you call first to discuss your pet’s needs during night-time hours.

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If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. - Francis of Assisi

Professional Interests

Internal medicine, surgery, preventative care, behavior, and emergency medicine

Personal Interests

At home, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, which would not be complete without the many pets that share our home. My hobbies include traveling, exploring nature, and listening to music. I hope to someday see more of Madagascar than the airport

Education

DVM, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Bachelors of Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

How I Got Here

I started in the veterinary field raising orphaned opossums, which led to more traditional work as a kennel assistant in a local small animal clinic and then to training as a technician in an emergency clinic. In school, I focused on emergency medicine and small animal/exotics. I joined Pender after graduation, working in emergency medicine for all the species that are seen here. After a few years, I expanded my focus to preventative medicine and surgery, allowing me to build lasting relationships with pets and their owners.

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