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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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