I joined Hollin Hall Animal Hospital in August, 2010 after receiving my veterinary degree from North Carolina State University. I was born and raised in North Carolina, where my parents, two sisters, brother-in-law, and my chocolate lab nephew still live. I really enjoy living in the D.C. area and being a part of this caring hospital team that focuses on high quality medicine.
In addition to dog and cat medicine, I like working with exotic species, especially reptiles, amphibians, and marine animals and have a strong interest in oceanic conservation. I even have a vivacious red-earred slider named Franklin who loves eating tomatoes and grapes as treats and flirting with human females. Franklin thinks that he is a really good influence on his two sisters, beagle mixes named Rogue and Daeni. In my free time, I enjoy improvisational comedy, hiking, coaching & playing soccer, swimming, cycling, traveling, snuggling with my dogs (not my turtle) and all kinds of art.