I grew up in Wisconsin before heading to St Olaf College in Minnesota for my undergraduate degree. After that, I did some travelling, and what began as a 4 month trip to work in Ireland ended up as a 13 year stay there. During my time there, I earned a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from University College Dublin in 2009 and then returned to UCD to graduate with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2016. I was fortunate to work in a variety of practices there, including rural mixed animal and emergency medicine.
My husband, who is a native Manitoban, and I decided to move closer to home after I graduated from UCD. We moved to southeastern Manitoba in 2016 where I worked in a rural mixed animal practice until I joined Beausejour Animal Hospital in January 2023. I love many aspects of veterinary medicine, including small animal dentistry, emergency medicine, and where I can, small ruminant medicine and surgery. I also find working with veterinary and veterinary technology students very rewarding.
In my spare time, I enjoy escaping to the cabin to spend time in the wilderness, gardening, and hanging out at home with my husband, daughter, and our two cats.