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.


The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. – Charles Darwin

Professional Interests

Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Behavior Medicine, Wildlife/Conservation Medicine

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, travelling, reading, and spending time with my friends and family, including my many furbabies.


Mississippi State University College of Medicine, DVM Class of 2016

How I Got Here

I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was old enough to know what that word meant. Throughout school I volunteered at animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centers and even spent summers working at a zoo. I have always been happiest when caring for our furry (or feathered, scaled, etc.) friends. While in vet school, I fell in love with the excitement of emergency medicine—you never know what is going to walk in the door! After graduation, I came to Northern Virginia to be close to my family and quickly accepted a position here at Pender. I am so happy to have joined such a great team!

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