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New Vet at Tennessee Equine Hospital West
She was born and raised in the Midwest, and moved to Tennessee just before starting with TEH. She said, “I've wanted to be a veterinarian since I was about 3 years old. I have a passion for all animals, but developed a love for horses at a young age. I grew up both riding for fun and showing in the hunter/jumper circuit through college. I enjoy all aspects of equine medicine, but sports medicine and dentistry are my biggest passions. My husband, Luke, has been in the military for the past 3.5 years, so when I'm not working I enjoy spending time with him and our cat, Ember.”
In August 2019, she worked with the horses owned by the Lakota People at Pine Ridge Reservation. She wrote: “It was a privilege to be able to provide veterinary service to the horses that belong to the Lakota People. It was amazing to see both the need and how much they care for these animals. Not only did I learn a lot from the amazing doctors and students on this trip, I learned so much from the people themselves. It was humbling to learn about their history and lifestyle. These people are amazing horsemen and women, and it was an experience I will always cherish.”
Her other experiences include kennel assistant at Indian Prairie Animal Hospital, vet tech at South Trail Animal Hospital, and large animal vet student at UW Veterinary Care.
She reminds animal owners: “Remember to be kind to your veterinarians. In the end, all we want is what’s best for you and the animals whom we’ve dedicated our lives to helping.”
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