I grew up in Chandler, Arizona. A love of the outdoors was instilled in me with frequent hiking and camping trips. Animals were always a part of my life and more importantly a part of my family. From a young age I knew I wanted to work with animals, which developed into passion for veterinary medicine. I graduated from Mesquite High School in Gilbert in 2004. I then moved to Tucson, Arizona to attend The University of Arizona for undergrad. I graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Veterinary Science in 2008 and a Masters in Ruminant Nutrition in 2011. Once finished in Tucson, I moved on to my next adventure in Fort Collins, Colorado.
In Fort Collins, I attended Colorado State University for veterinary school and graduated in 2015. While in veterinary school, I focused on food animal medicine at every opportunity. Throughout veterinary school, I was an active member in the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. While in Colorado, I was able to further pursue my love for the outdoors and became an avid rock-climber.
In May 2015, I graduated from Colorado State University as a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine. I loaded my dog, Angus, into the truck and we made our way to the Central Valley of California. While there, I gained a great amount of experience in Dairy and Small Ruminant Medicine. I also used my time in California to take the opportunity to experience adventure in the Sierra-Nevada mountain range and Yosemite National Park.
In January of 2017, I joined Herd Health Management, where I will continue to focus on Food Animal Medicine. I am excited to return home to The Valley of the Sun and be able to service the area where I grew up!