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I grew up on a small farm in Bloomington, Indiana. My early years were spend surrounded by animals, and I always knew that I would someday become a veterinarian.
I attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and graduated with a B.A. in Zoology in 1981. I then graduated from veterinary school at Purdue University, and moved to New Jersey in 1985. I originally thought that I would spend a year or two in New Jersey, but I'm still here! (and loving it!) On August 1, 1989, after 4 years of veterinary practice in New Jersey, I opened the Nottingham Animal Hospital.
My husband Joe and I are thrilled to be raising three wonderful children: Joe (24), Abigail (22), and Amy (20). We are entertained by our crazy terrier mix, Bridget, Abby's adorable dog Jessie, and our 2 kitties, Finn and Duncan.
I think veterinary medicine is the greatest career in the world. Every day is different; every day brings new challenges and interesting cases. I enjoy treating internal medicine cases, geriatrics, and ophthalmology. I particularly enjoy interacting with our patients' owners, many of whom I consider friends.
When I am not at Nottingham, I spend as much time as possible with my family. My kids are graduates of Nottingham High School, where they were active in many activities. Abby recently graduated from Mount Holyoke College, and is filling in at Nottingham Animal Hospital as a receptionist for a while. Amy is a third year student at Hofstra University, won a National Championship with the Hofstra University Dance Team, and studies in the Honors College. Our entire family enjoys traveling; in fact, Joe and I met in Belgium in 1986. I can usually be found reading, knitting, or throwing pottery in my free time, or playing with my puppy!
"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.
I was raised in Brooklyn, NY, where after serious deliberation, I chose veterinary medicine as my career at the age of 4. I was raised in a house full of dogs and cats, who were my best childhood friends. I started horseback riding later and added them to the list of animals I love.
I am married with a 20 year old son who attends TCNJ. Christopher’s upbringing has been a little different, and he grew used to watching me bottle feed orphan kittens and take over the spare bathroom as a makeshift cat hospital for strays and foster cats. My husband and my son have helped me on quite a few occasions with some of these cats (and occasional dogs), and even my own three cats endure the parade of fosters with tolerance.