I grew up in Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with my veterinary degree in 2005. During veterinary school, I participated in an internship in wildlife rehabilitation, which sparked my interest in treating reptiles and small mammals.
Shortly after graduation, I completed a rigorous medical acupuncture course earning my certification in veterinary acupuncture. I am proud to be able to include this healing modality in my comprehensive “toolbox”.
Integrative, or “complementary”, medicine is a focus of mine. This approach allows me to utilize all of my available resources to better care for my patients. Often times, my treatments are western medicine based, but herbal medications, diet, or acupuncture frequently become part of my plan.
I adore being a veterinarian. Besides my integrative and exotic medicine background, I also have a strong interest in dentistry, internal medicine and behavior. I have an adorable ex-laboratory cat named Finky, and we share my NE Portland home with my little running buddy, my adopted mix-breed dog, Goblin.