I spent much of my youth volunteering at animal shelters and wildlife rehab centers, so it was no surprise when I decided to become a veterinarian. I graduated from Colorado State University in 2005. During my last year of veterinary school, I also completed a rigorous acupuncture course, so I have practiced acupuncture during my entire veterinary career. Besides acupuncture, I really like soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine and geriatric care.
I moved to Oregon right after graduation, and really love this place. I spend much of my free time camping and hiking, and recently got a van so we can take all 4 dogs on our adventures (the 2 cats get to stay home). In my free time, I also run a non-profit dedicated to providing medical and surgical care to shelter animals (www.stumptownstrays.org) and usually have at least one or two foster animals of my own.