Certified Veterinary Technician


Where did you grow up?
I’m a New England girl, born in Maine, grew up in Maryland.  Its where we spent our summers and where I have my fondest memories.

Favorite sports team?
Gold medalists Kerri Walsh & Misty May Trainor, now Kerri Walsh and April Ross.  Go USA!  Of course the Cards, but part of me always cheers for Baltimore O’s and Ravens.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My dad, the entomologist.  He taught me the wonders of nature and that ALL creatures have value.

Favorite pet names:
Once had a corgi patient named ‘Coach’ – love love love this name.

Best way to spend a Saturday:
Paddleboarding at sunrise, then hit the sand for some volleyball.

Dream vacation:
I have my heart set on volunteering at the Turtle Hospital in Key West, FL.  One day.

If I were an animal, I’d be:
A sea turtle, they travel the world and yet they’re always home.



Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

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