We asked new Warrnambool Veterianry mixed-practice Veterinarian a few get to know you questions.
Where were you born?: Merced, California, USA
Where did you grow up?: Atwater, California, USA- “small” farming community in central California
Education: Bachelor’s in Animal Science at California State University Fresno and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University
Family: Husband Ben
Pets: Oliver, Corgi mix we brought from the States and Murphy, kitty we adopted from the RSPCA
Sports & Interests: Casual tennis player, hiking and camping, recently discovered ocean swimming/body boarding! (Trying to convince Dr Mark Lewis to teach me to surf)!
Favourite Pastime: DIY projects for the house and garden, trying to keep plants alive (what’s the opposite of a green thumb? That’s what I have)
Footy Team: Undecided, really enjoy watching (and trying to figure out) Australian sports. Otherwise love cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones!
Favourite Food: Anything dipped in chocolate
Favourite Drink: love coffee, homemade lemonade, and red wine
Favourite holiday spot: warm beach where I can lounge with a good book!
What do you like/love about being a vet: I love pretty much everything about being a vet! I love the challenge of figuring out what’s happening with my patients, getting to interact with amazing clients, and seeing the power of the human-animal bond. My fellow vets and staff make the workplace such a great place to learn and grow as a vet, I just love it! (Super cheesy, but it’s the truth!)