Being a veterinarian was my ONLY career goal. A VERY feisty calico cat, Kitty, followed me home one day during my childhood, and re-emphasized veterinary medicine as my singular goal. Kitty passed during my first week in veterinary school at nearly 20 years of age, and my journey in this field is dedicated to her.
My journey began in a local veterinary clinic 40+ years ago, where I learned every aspect of veterinary clinic operations. I LOVED every bit of it and couldn't get enough!
A 1991 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, I am a member of: American Association of Feline Practitioners, Cornell Feline Health Center, American Veterinary Medical Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, & the D C Academy of Veterinary Medicine.
I am proud to be a FELINE FRIENDLY veterinarian/practice. As such, I
attend several feline continuing
education conferences each year.
My passion: educating people about
cats & cat behaviour. The moment a cat
owner understands their cat and
"gets it" is an absolute delight for me.
I hope my enthusiasm is contagious.
Over the years, I have provided
numerous programs about cats to the
local schools and service organizations.
When not working, I love to
travel, garden, and sample food & wine
with family & friends, as well as enjoy
my own precious animals in quiet times