I grew up in Orange County, CA and have been involved with horses since birth. From the age of 11, I knew that I wanted to be an equine veterinarian and started to prepare myself for a career in veterinary medicine. I completed my undergraduate studies at California State University, Fresno, where I competed on the Equestrian team in both English and Western. It was during this equine experience that I was first introduced to the idea of acupuncture by a teammate of mine.I attended veterinary school at the University of California, Davis. My primary emphases while attending veterinary school were equine and poultry medicines, graduating in 2004. During my third year at Davis I rekindled my interest in acupuncture and chiropractic medicines for horses when I was witness to a
therapies in conjunction with acupuncture ever since.I relocated to Texas in November 2013. Within 6 months of living in Fort Worth, I met my husband and life partner. We had a son in 2015 and blending our families has also given me two beautiful daughters. I never knew how much I would enjoy being a mother and am fortunate to have a very healthy balance between a career and family that I both love dearly. Being a mom has given me tremendous perspective on life and enhanced my healing properties and intuition even further.I am an avid volunteer coach for youth athletics teams, helping to develop the skills and work ethic of young boys and girls. Coaching has been incredibly rewarding for me and I will continue to do it as long as I'm able.
demonstration by a veterinarian in one of my equine lameness courses. It was at this time that I decided that my ultimate goal was to become trained in these disciplines and make them the focus of my practice.After graduation I accepted a job as a veterinarian in private practice that dealt with primarily racehorses. I worked there for about a year before I started my acupuncture training at Colorado State University. After six months of practicing acupuncture I decided to branch off on my own and focus solely on acupuncture, with chiropractic training to commence the following spring. I completed the Options for Animals chiropractic course held in Kansas in 2006, and have been practicing manipulative/spinal