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Leadership coaching and development, Diversity/Equality/Inclusion programs, Multi-Site Operations management, Community connection. Member of American Animal Hospital Association, Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, Society for Human Resource Management, and Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics.
Hiking, watercolor painting, collecting geriatric chihuahuas, comics, and movies. I spend most of my free time traveling with family including 1 or 2 geriatric chihuahuas at a time, with my favorite destinations being Hawaii and Oregon.
University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Kearney, Fine Arts/Education. Colorado State University – Veterinary Management Institute. Earned Certification in Veterinary Practice Management in 2018
I’ve had a lifelong love of working with animals and have held a variety of positions in the field. I’ve worked as a Zookeeper’s Assistant, Veterinary Assistant, and Anesthetic Assistant before finding my passion in Hospital Management that has allowed me to combine my two biggest passions of working with animals while also supporting the people that care for those animals.
In the past, I’ve also volunteered at shelters and in human healthcare with therapy animals where I realized I wanted to be a part of further supporting the positive impact that the human-animal bond can have.
I began my management career as a Multi-Site Hospital Manager for two companion animal practices in the Northern Virginia area. I enjoyed the process of supporting my teams and enabling them to focus on the important task of patient care while providing them with the resources and tools to care for their well-being and professional development.
I place a strong focus on team well-being and building inclusive environments which inspired me to expand that reach to more practices in the community and currently operate as a Regional Manager and support practices throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland. My support also includes all of the Pender locations and I am proud to be part of such an impressive team of medical professionals.