From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. I think my motivation for following this dream stems from the human-animal bond I saw firsthand with my pets growing up. My parents were instrumental in demonstrating to me the compassion and care necessary to work with animals.I feel very fortunate to have the privilege of working with animals. My professional mission is to strengthen the human-animal bond by providing health and wellness care for animals and educating their owners.I am a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. I am a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a degree in biology. My interests include orthopedics, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, and ultrasound.I am the proud owner of Shelby, a Border collie mix I adopted from the SPCA. In my free time, I enjoy golf, hiking, backpacking, camping, traveling, and following UK basketball and football and the Cincinnati Reds.