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 the parents of 3 children: Joe (26), Abigail (24), and Amy (22). We are caretakers for 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 and geriatrics, and 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 son Joe currently lives in Arizona, and is a cook. My daughter Abby graduated from Mount Holyoke College, and will be attending law school in the Fall of 2023. Amy is a recent graduate of Hofstra University, where she won 3 National Championships with the Hofstra University Dance Team. When I am not at work, I can be found reading, knitting, or dreaming of traveling.
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