Education & Bio:
I have grown up as a rider and competitor since I was 2 years old. I started out in pony club and fell madly in love with 3-Day Eventing at a young age. I got my first horse when I was 11 years old and did self care at various farms. I lived outside of Boston and competed on the Area I young rider team until I was 21 and also attained the "A-Rating" in pony club at the age of 18 years. This foundation gave me the ground work and mindset to know that I wanted to be a veterinarian some day. I competed my horse through the Intermediate level of eventing before starting veterinary school at Tufts in 1998. During vet school I studied rhabdomyolysis ("tying-up") in the event horse funded by an NIH grant. Following vet school I was an intern at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, NJ from 2002-03. Upon completion of this internship I stayed on as an ambulatory clinician for two years. I was then hired by a racetrack group working at Monmouth park, and Gulfstream park. It was there that I solidified my experience and interest in lameness diagnostics and treatment. In the fall of 2006, I started my own practice in central New Jersey with the aim of diversifying my work from the racetrack to sport horse medicine. My practice has grown through the years to include a wonderful group of clients from Standardbred and Thoroughbred racehorses to dressage, jumper and eventing horses all over New Jersey. In June 2011, I bought a wonderful young event horse and am thoroughly enjoying competing again.