A San Diego native, I joined Lifetime in September 2017 as an experienced & motivated veterinarian with a unique education and clinical background. I graduated with honors from UC Davis in 2005 and then spent two years in advanced training at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Sorrento Valley. After a rotating internship at VSH, I spent another year of intensive training in critical care, emergency, anesthesia, and pain management in an ICU setting.
I then spent over 5 years as an associate veterinarian at the San Diego Humane Society, where I developed my skills in internal medicine and surgery, including many advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. I am also experienced, trained, and have a special interest in ultrasound and endoscopy.
While serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor with Western University, I mentored students during their external rotations and led the organization of a shelter medicine internship at San Diego Humane Society, mentoring two intern classes during my time at the shelter.
I serve as a clinical advisor for the FACE Foundation for Animals, a local non-profit organization which helps families in financial need and I enjoy working for high-volume spay and neuter organizations in the San Diego Area.
In my spare time, I spend time with my family, including dogs John Wayne & Karma. I also play softball, golf, and love the beach.