I am a native Las Vegan that returned home after going away to college. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2002 with a BS in Animal Science and then moved to Colorado State University where I attained my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. I joined the MVAH healthcare team after my graduation in June of 2006.
A love for animals and their human companions inspired me to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I firmly believe in promoting the bond- centered practice, which focuses on supporting the relationship between humans and their animal companions. I love being a guide through this relationship- from the exciting (and chaotic!) puppy/kitten years though the comfortable adult time and all the way to the senior years including difficult (yet important) end of life issues. Pain management is an interest of mine, so I became a certified veterinary acupuncturist in 2008. It is truly a gift to be able to work with people who care about their pets as much as our clients.
While I do love my job, I also take pleasure in my time off! I especially enjoy any activity with my pitbull mix, Pearl, but our favorite activities are snuggling and hanging out with my cat Maya.Other hobbies include reading, travel, and my addiction to several television shows. I also volunteer at Heaven Can Wait Animal Sanctuary’s feral cat clinic and help out with spay/neuter clinics.