Certified Veterinary Technician


Favorite movie featuring animals:
Homeward Bound. I always enjoy the fact that they are live animals (not animated) but still have a voice. I still cry every time Shadow falls down that dirt hole.

Which superhuman power would you choose?
Super smart. Although it would be nice to hear what other people are thinking, I would rather be a genius.

 What was your first pet?
I only had dogs growing up and my first pet was a black lab named Molly, she was very sweet.

Favorite part of working with animals?
Being able to see the bond that our clients share with their furry family members is a wonderful thing. And snuggling with dogs and cats makes for a great day!

Where did you grow up?
South of a small town called Gardnerville, Nevada; which is just south of Carson City and South East of Tahoe. I was lucky to experience every season growing up.

Year you started working in the veterinary field:



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After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more

Common signs of arthritis in your pet

Achy muscles and stiff joints affect more individuals than you may think. In fact, these common symptoms of arthritis are found in both the young and old—and human and non-human. That’s right…arthritis is an issue that many animals experience as well. Dogs in... read more

Lawn chemicals and your pet

Break out the sunglasses and sandals because spring is right around the corner! While the extra sunshine and warmth mean lots of fun outdoor activities for you and your pet, spring can also bring some hidden dangers with it as well.  This season (more than any other)... read more

Common Cat Skin Conditions

There’s nothing nicer than snuggling with your cat, petting its soft, shiny fur and hearing its quiet purrs of contentment. But petting your cat when it’s suffering from a skin condition is another story. Unfortunately, skin conditions in cats are an all too common... read more

Kennel Cough and how to prevent it

Like it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner. While getting a flu shot should be high on your to-do list this winter, don’t forget to protect your furry friend as well. One of the most common diseases dogs can acquire (winter or not) is something... read more