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Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, concerns, or feel your pet needs to be seen, call us at 703-591-3304.

When you call the hospital, we appreciate your patience in holding as we are currently experiencing longer than normal wait times, 5-15 minutes. A member of our team will be with you as soon as possible. Please do not hang up; all calls are answered in the order they are received.


"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" (Anatole France).

Professional Interests

Dental care, preventative medicine and public health

Personal Interests

Biking, hiking, horseback riding, good food, good friends, seeing the beautiful world we live in.



Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine - DVM (2012); University of Michigan - Ann Arbor -- BS in mathematics and biology (2007)

How I Got Here

I was born and raised in Michigan and have always been fascinated and enamored with animals, gravitating towards books and movies featuring our furry friends. After graduating from the University of Michigan, I moved to Virginia as an assistant at a veterinary clinic in Alexandria. It was a wonderful experience that cemented my desire to become a veterinarian. I graduated from the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 adopting two cats along the way. The cats and I returned to my home state of Michigan, where I worked for two years in a small animal private practice. While I enjoyed my time in Michigan, I found myself wanting to come back to Virginia.


Pender Veterinary Service allowed me to return to the state I love. And, what a tremendous hospital group to have joined. It is thrilling and gratifying to be part of such a world-class organization.


I enjoy the diversity and richness of veterinary medicine. From the variety of cases to the range of emotions, it is one job that will never be boring.


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