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I'm a 1988 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago, and on graduation moved quickly to the Northwest where there is a lot less concrete. I've been working at Cascade Animal Clinic since 1993, and love the Sky Valley area. My professional interests include feline geriatrics, oncology, and the challenges of soft tissue surgery. On my time off, I enjoy hiking, biking, gardening, and DIY home remodeling. I am certified for scuba diving and look forward to learning about the animals under the sea. I've also enjoyed working with sled dogs and have been the Head Vet for the Cascade Quest and the Snow Dog Super Mush for the last 10 years, as well as working the Iditarod in 2009.