I am proud to be a Boilermaker, graduating from Purdue University with two degrees – BS in Animal Science, 1980, and DVM, School of Veterinary Medicine, 1984. I am a life-long Indianapolis area resident, and currently reside in Brownsburg, Indiana with my husband, plus a JackRat, Izze, and a former clinic cat, Boppo. My husband and I enjoy auto racing of all types, especially IndyCar and NASCAR, hockey and travel. From graduation until 2011, I have worked in small animal practices in Indianapolis and surrounding areas and dabbled in exotics, primarily in my first job. Veterinary medicine presents a variety of challenges every day; I take each challenge as a learning experience to become the best veterinarian I can be. From 2011 through 2018, I worked in higher education as full time faculty and campus veterinarian in a school of veterinary technology (that abruptly closed in September 2018).