My Pet Family:
I have two female Labrador retrievers: Bonnie, who is 10, and a 2-year-old named Midnight, who was rescued when she was hit by a car and needed surgery on a fractured femur. I did the surgery myself, repairing the leg with plates and screws. Now she runs like the wind!
When I’m Not at Cherished Companions, You’ll Find Me:
On my ranch on the western slope near Olathe, Colorado. I stay in town for four nights during my work week and then head home to the ranch.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 1978, a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science in 1980, and my DVM in 1981—all from Texas A&M University.
Why I Became A Vet:
I was raised in a farming and ranching environment in the Texas Panhandle, and since my mom wanted in a doctor in the family, veterinary medicine was my career choice.
My Role at Cherished Companions:
The Greatest Thing About Working With Animals Is…
Saving lives 9-5! I enjoy fixing stuff. Every day is always a new and challenging day in veterinary medicine!
Favorite Compliment From a Customer:
I have had two clients tell me I saved their lives. Both of them were clients who had symptoms that were similar to a dog with Addison’s disease. I helped diagnose their Addison’s Disease when a medical doctor didn’t catch it!