School: Midwestern University, Glendale Arizona
Special Interests: Emergency and critical care medicine as well as the One Health concept
Pets: A three-legged black cat named Bogart is the head of my household. Bogart’s subjects include Igore, a goofy and lovable Great Pyrenees mix, and Ripley, a sweetly neurotic Great Dane.
I am a Bay Area native, hailing from Santa Rosa. I grew up with as many pets as I could persuade my parents into getting, including: dogs, cats, rabbits, iguanas, tortoises, hermit crabs, and a myriad of fishes, although I could never quite get them to agree to a hamster.
I obtained my bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and came to work for Adobe in the Summer of 2011 as an ICU technician to gain experience in the veterinary field. What I found in myself was a passion for emergency and critical care medicine that led me to enroll in Foothill Community College’s Veterinary Technology program in 2012 for my RVT license. During this two year program, I discovered that I wanted to pursue a doctorate in veterinary medicine for emergency medicine as well as One Health, which examines the cross-section of health and wellness of animals, humans, and the environment.
I left Adobe for veterinary school in 2015 and received excellent clinical training as well as working with the CDC on tick-borne disease prevention on tribal lands and private wildlife medicine that included work with birds, reptiles, pronghorn, and marine mammals. I am extremely lucky to have had these varied experiences, and I plan to maintain my involvement in the One Health approach while I practice clinical medicine.
I value Adobe Animal Hospital for their open-hospital policy, standard of medicine, and teamwork between doctors and staff. I feel so fortunate that I am able to be part of the Adobe family again, and to be back in the Bay Area with my husband, Casey. When we aren’t at the beach, we’re likely at a comedy club or sporting event, unless we’re at home, singing along to Queen, critiquing movies, playing with the dogs, and catering the cat’s every whim.