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.


“She was powerful not because she wasn't scared but because she went on so strongly despite the fear.” - Atticus

Professional Interests

Anesthesia and analgesia, behavior, toxicology

Personal Interests

My favorite thing to do is going on adventures with my daughter. I enjoy going to the gym and weightlifting in my free time. I also enjoy binge-watching TV shows or reading books while cuddling with my dog Georgia and cat Nemo.


DVM - Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical year at The Ohio State University BS Psychology George Mason University

How I Got Here

As a kid, I was obsessed with animals. I wanted to have my own of every kind. However, intimidated by the prerequisites necessary for vet school, I shied away from vet med. In undergrad, I started working at a primary care practice that made me reignite my passion for the field. A couple years later, I started working at Pender as a Veterinary Technician. I quickly fell in love with the hospital itself and Emergency Medicine. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I knew I eventually wanted to move back home to Virginia, and Pender always felt like home.

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