I am a native to Southeastern Indiana, I completed my undergraduate degree in zoology/pre-vet at Miami University (in Ohio). After completing my bachelors degree, I attended Indiana University for a Master's degree in applied ecology. During both my undergraduate and graduate studies, I volunteered at multiple veterinary clinics to help me gain the experience needed to help me excel in veterinary medicine. I ultimately ended up at the University of Illinois where I completed my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. I love the challenge of dog and cat medicine, as every day is unique. I also have a strong interest in reptile and amphibian medicine, something I hope to bring to Lake Street Animal Hospital.
I currently live in West Chicago, with my girlfriend, 2 turtles, and my dog (Husky mix named Rocket). In my free time I love to spend time outdoors, mostly hiking but I also enjoy wildlife photography. I take trips, both locally and abroad, to look for reptiles and amphibians. All of these things are what attracted me to the area and Lake Street Animal Hospital, I look forward to meeting you and your loved pets.