Important Pender COVID-19 Update: 

We thank you for your patience as Pender has adapted to a new COVID-19 way of Veterinary Medicine. We will continue to adhere to our Hands Free and Curbside processes until further notice.

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.

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"The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude." -Robert Brault

Professional Interests

Emergency medicine, surgery, general medicine

 

Personal Interests

I love spending time with my son, Benaiah. I enjoy riding my thoroughbred mare, Misty, as well as playing soccer and hanging out with family and friends. I also enjoy playing the cello.

 

 

Education

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2008; National Institutes of Health T32 Fellowship, PhD Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (Immunology) 2011

How I Got Here

During veterinary school I developed an interest in public health. After graduating, I had the opportunity to pursue a biomedical degree in innate immunology through a fellowship program with NIH. My research was focused on the signaling mechanisms and pathophysiology that contribute to the inflammatory and metabolic changes underlying the development of chronic inflammatory diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. After completing my fellowship, I took some time off to work with an organization called Exodus Cry in Kansas City, MO to help in the fight against human trafficking. Now I am back in veterinary medicine and loving it!

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