My love of animals and desire to be a veterinarian started early in childhood.
I couldn’t imagine myself in any other career, so I applied to veterinary school and my journey began! I graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.
I have experience in a variety of practice settings as both an associate and as a relief veterinarian. My favorite job was providing relief services for a mobile veterinary practice in Huntsville, AL. This practice enabled me to see how the convenience of in-home veterinary services benefits not only the client but also the patient by reducing the stress of a car ride and eliminating the fear of a veterinary hospital.
When I attended my 20th vet school reunion, I spoke with a classmate about her experiences owning an in-home euthanasia practice. She told me it was very rewarding to offer this much needed service to clients and their pets. She inspired me to pursue a mobile practice exclusively dedicated to in-home euthanasias in the Athens, GA area. In 2015, I started Paws to Wings Mobile Veterinary Services, an in-home pet euthanasia practice.
My husband, Ben, and I have a son at GA Tech, a daughter who lives in Asheville, NC, and two fur kids: Patrick (cat) and Sheila (Australian Shepherd).
I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA), and IAAHPC (International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care). I enjoy reading, exercising, and walking my dog.