"General Practitioner" is an apt description of me as I enjoy all aspects of being a veterinarian, from internal medicine to surgery to preventive health care. My day is complete when I see a healthy puppy or kitten, when I am able to help a sick pet recover, when I can help maintain a senior patient’s quality of life, or when I can offer advice or solace to a client. The challenges and rewards of veterinary medicine still excite me, and even after 20+ years in this profession I look forward to going to work each morning.
I grew up in a small town in Westchester County, New York, and earned my undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire. I have always loved animals, but didn’t realize that I wanted to be a vet until I took a job as a veterinary technician after college. The next step was vet school and I graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1986.
I joined the team at Nottingham Animal Hospital when my husband and I and our 2 children moved to the area in 1997. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dr. Graham and a wonderful group of technicians and receptionists, but, more importantly, have enjoyed all of our clients and their 4 legged children.
My husband Bruce and I live in Pennsylvania with our college age daughter and son. We recently lost our sweet yellow lab, Starbuck, and Garfield the cat at a respectable 20 years of age. When I take my vet hat off I enjoy kayaking, hiking, step class at the gym, and reading.