Education: University of Illinois: College of Veterinary Medicine
Pets: Zeke & Bruno
I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biology/Zoology from Northeastern Illinois University in 1991. I earned a second Bachelors in Veterinary Science in 1994 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, both from University of Illinois. My prior work experience includes externships in both Exotics and Holistic Care. I am the former shelter vet for Felines, Inc. and have also volunteered for Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm in the Zoo. I currently provide advice online for the Ferret Health List (FHL).
I decided to be a veterinarian at the very early age of five and have continued working with animals throughout my life. I actually started working for veterinarians when I was 15 years old. I have worked tirelessly to fulfill my dream of opening my own small animal veterinary hospital. I worked closely with the designers and decorators along the way, making sure that this hospital carrys nothing but a positive energy. You can feel it the moment you walk in the door.
I see all small mammals, including many exotics and especially enjoy combining holistic and alternative medicines into many of my treatments. I recently became certified in Reiki which helps in this area. I see quite a few geriatric patients as well. I believe that every animal deserves proper care regardless of their physical age.
In my spare time I like to play guitar, write song lyrics and poetry. I enjoy cooking and creating new recipes and spending time with my four-legged kids, Zeke and Bruno.