I earned a PhD in biochemistry at the University of South Carolina in 1997. After a career working in basic science research, I graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2005 from North Carolina State University. I completed a rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at The Ohio State University prior to working for the Small Animal Emergency Service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at NCSU. After three years as an emergency clinician, I moved to Madison, WI, where I completed a three-year residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. After my residency, I worked at UW as a clinical Internal Medicine faculty member prior to moving to Virginia in 2013, where I have been working in private specialty practice for four years. I am excited to return to North Carolina, where I grew up, to be closer to my family.
I have a special interest in the emergency aspects of internal medicine diseases; however I enjoy the challenge of diagnosis and management of chronic illnesses. When I am not at the hospital, I am an avid reader of fiction for pleasure, and I enjoy spending time outside with my Labrador retrievers, Molly, Olive, and Maybe. I also have a 6 year old cat, Cassius Clay, adopted from the streets of Richmond, who keeps the rest of us in line.