Like most veterinarians, I felt called to this profession even as a young child. When I was 15 years old I started working with animals in my first job as a kennel assistant. I continued my work as a veterinary assistant and technician with our companion animals throughout high school and college. I also tried my hand at bovine and equine work during my time at the University of Kentucky where I studied Animal Science.I am a graduate of Auburn Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine. After four years away from the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area, I decided to return home to be close to my family. I joined Grady Veterinary Hospital in May of 2012 as a emergency veterinarian. My professional interests include emergency and critical care medicine, internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery and ultrasound.My fiancé and I have several four-legged children including two dogs, Amelie and Leonard, and two cats, Boomer and Little Foot. We enjoy camping, traveling, reading and watching movies. We are also enthusiastic sports fans, following UK basketball, Auburn football and, of course, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.