Zoo vet? You bet!
August 8, 2019

Where are you from? 
I grew up in the Quad Cities where we consider ourselves the "city" for the outlying rural areas. 

Where do you live? 
I live in my hometown of Moline, IL 

Where are you currently employed? 
I am employed in Davenport, IA, just a short drive across the Mississippi River. 

What is your current job title?  
Associate Veterinarian at Animal Family Veterinary Care Center and Head Veterinarian at Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley

Describe your day to day? 
I see exotics and mixed practice, so every day is different! We have a really collaborative group of doctors at my practice and it's very fast-paced. As far as the zoo goes, it's great because I get time to research the ever-changing protocols and procedures to work the exotic patients in my care. 

What year did you graduate? 
Undergrad - 2009, Vet school - 2013

List some or all of the activities you participated in as an undergrad: 
Pre-vet club, Meat Science Lab,  Foal Watch, Intramural Soccer and Basketball, Companion Animal Club

Anything you might want a current undergrad to know?
Go into your undergrad with an open mind. You'll never know what inspires you along the way or how your experiences in ACES will change your views on your career path!