I was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (North Huntingdon township) where I attended Norwin High School. I received my Bachelor of Science from Chatham College (now Chatham University) – where I graduated Cum Laude and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Because of my Pittsburgh upbringing, I am fluent in speaking Pittsburghese.
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. When my dog, Lily, became ill in 2003, I developed an interest in holistic medicine after it helped her to regain her health. I have advanced training in veterinary homeopathy with Dr. Richard Pitcairn, completing the 130 hour Professional Course in 2005, the 96 hour Advance Course in 2008, and passed the qualifying exam for certification in veterinary homeopathy in 2005. I have over 30 hours of Veterinary Integrative Nutrition through Standard Process, and provide my patients with nutritional counseling in the form of using food and high quality nutraceuticals like those available from Standard Process, MediHerb, VetriScience, Nutramax, and Nordic Naturals.
I currently reside in Sewell, NJ with my husband and 5 dogs: Petunia, Seaweed, Skookum, Margaux, and Martin. They enjoy hiking, nature watching, and swimming (AKA getting muddy) in the steam behind “their” house.