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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“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

Professional Interests

Every day, I get to be a part of the relationship between a pet parent and their beloved animal. I love being a veterinarian and I enjoy all aspects of my job…except the paperwork! However, if I had to pick my special interests, they would definitely be emergency medicine and critical care.

Personal Interests

I enjoy traveling with family and friends, especially to places with beautiful landscapes and wildlife. I enjoy hiking, spending time at the beach, and trying new restaurants. If I don’t make it out of the house, I’m just as content watching my favorite TV series. Luckily, I’m never alone. I have Wookiee (a demanding Lhasa Apso), Roscoe (a crazy little terrier-mix), and Dan (my ever-so-patient husband) to keep me company.

Education

The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

How I Got Here

Besides the four years I lived in Ohio for veterinary school, I have spent all of my life in the DC metro area. I grew up loving all creatures and being a veterinarian has always been my dream. Although my family always encouraged me to follow my passion, I initially decided to pursue a more “practical” route. I worked for a few years as a management consultant at a top consulting firm before I decided to follow my dream. It was a long and challenging journey, but I finally did it!

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