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.

Use of Marijuana and CBD in Dogs and Cats

Hillside Animal Hospital's Veterinarians Weigh In   With medical marijuana and CBD products booming in human medicine, there has been a lot of talk and curiosity about the benefits that this magical plant can do for our pets. However, before you run to your nearest...

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Top Reasons Dogs and Cats Vomit During Holidays

‘Tis the season for presents, candy, and holiday cheer! The Holiday season is an exciting time of the year; however, it can bode dangerous for your pet if you aren’t considering them in your shopping and decorating.  If your cat or dog is vomiting, having a seizure,...

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I Found Bumps on My Dog’s Body

Bumps on a Dog's Body Can Mean Many Things...   Lumps or bumps could mean a number of different things for your pet and their skin. Bumps on a pet’s skin could be anything from fluid build-up or a fatty cyst to cancer.  Here in Arizona, bumps on a dog's skin can...

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Heartworm Disease Alert: Is Your Pet Protected?

A dog that lived his entire life in Fountain Hills has recently been tested positive for the dreaded heartworm disease.  heartworm disease prevention options make it easier than ever to keep pets protected.  We want to stress that heartworm disease is becoming more...

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A Wellness Revolution: Laser Therapy for Our Pets

When our pets experience any sort of pain or discomfort, it can be difficult to find ways to provide them relief beyond traditional surgeries or medication. In recent years, veterinary medicine has been dedicated to improving the use of cold-laser therapy on patients...

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