I was raised in Holt, Michigan and graduated from Holt High School in 1991. I attended Michigan State University, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995. My nursing experiences include cardiology, cardiovascular-thoracic surgery, urgent care and nursing administration. I returned to MSU in 2002 to study Veterinary Medicine and graduated with my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Since that time I have worked as a primary care veterinarian in the Mid-Michigan area. Although difficult, end of life care has always been an interest of mine. I feel there is no greater gift than to help a family and pet find peace and comfort in what is often one of the most difficult time of their lives. Although never easy, I have found people often feel more at ease grieving in the privacy of their own home, and their pets tend to experience less anxiety when passing in their own surroundings.
Providing compassionate in-home end of life care for pets in the