Being accepted to Colorado State University Veterinary school was the fulfillment of a dream I have had since the 6th grade. After receiving degrees in Zoology and Biology with a minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology, I began studies in Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2001. I completed my Veterinary Acupuncture certification in 2011. I practiced 2 years at Horizon Veterinary Clinic in Brighton, CO and 7 years at Alpine Hospital for Animals in Boulder, CO. In 2010 I purchased Boulder’s Natural Animal and fulfilled another dream of owning my own clinic.
I am a Colorado native and spent my childhood in both Boulder and Longmont. Besides taking care of pets and their people, my passions include gardening, cooking, riding rollercoasters with my daredevil brother and spending time with my 2 nephews. I currently share my home with my cantankerous rescue cat, Blinksy.
My favorite thing about being a veterinarian is nurturing the special relationship people have with their pets and helping them to care for that bond through medicine. It is important to me that people feel they can be involved and make decisions about the care their animal needs. While I enjoy all aspects of medicine, I take special interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and geriatric medicine.
I look forward to continuing my education in integrative medicine and am excited to be serving the people and furry friends of the Boulder area.