As a Florida native, I graduated from the St. Petersburg Veterinary Technology program and gained my Certified Veterinary Technician credentials in 2005. My love for emergency medicine has carried me through my career. I have also trained and worked in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Critical Care specialties during my 8 years at a major Veterinary Speciality hospital chain. However, Emergency medicine and being able to work one on one with my patients as an ICU nurse will always hold a special place in my heart. I enjoy teaching & spreading my knowledge, and have spoken at multiple Veterinary conferences. My special interests include ophthalmic emergencies, diabetic- related illnesses & auto-immune disorders. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family- which includes my husband & daughter, plus our two dogs- Mona Lisa & Ham, our two cats Brooklyn & Mort, and our Goffin’s Cockatoo- Sammy. I particularly enjoy any day spent poolside or out on the boat, soaking up the Florida lifestyle! I am truly excited to be apart of the UrgentVet team and feel honored to be leading this amazing team!