Veterinary medicine is not just my job, it is my avocation. I enjoy all aspects of small animal practice, especially surgery, internal medicine, and canine reproduction/breeding. Waynesville is my hometown, and I returned here in 1988 to practice veterinary medicine after receiving my veterinary degree from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1996 I led the Animal Hospital of Waynesville to become the first AAHA accredited practice West of Asheville because I wanted to make sure my hospital provided top notch veterinary medical care to my patients and excellent service to my clients.\n\n I have 2 daughters: Jesse Marie and Savannah, and an assortment of pets. In my free time, I enjoy horseback riding, hiking, travel, reading and being Mom to my daughters.