I grew up in Western Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh, in a loud and loving family. Growing up our family pets were part of our family and showed me the importance of the human-animal bond.
I graduated from Duquesne University in 2011 with a Bachelors’s in Biology and then spent the next two years working for the University of Pittsburgh’s McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine. I earned my DVM from Ohio State in 2018 and spent the next few years studying veterinary pathology. However, my passion has always been working with patients and their families. My professional interests are in soft tissue surgery, behavior, and ophthalmology.
Most of my family is still in the Pittsburgh area and I visit often but Columbus stole my heart after vet school and has become my home. I travel as often as I am able and love experiencing new cultures – especially through food. In my free time, I love to paint and am always taking on new projects. I often include my two mastiffs, Ellie and Whiskey, on outings around town while my two cats, Meria and Kathy Pickles, help with home projects and gardening.