Supports New Doctors In: GA, LA, MS, TN
Fun Fact/Favorite Hobby: Loves to sit in coffee shops for hours reading and learning
Vet School: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Funniest Client experience:
One day, I had a busy Mom of three in an exam room with me who was so concerned about her dog. She went over and over the history with me and she was clearly overwhelmed. After about 20 minutes of her telling me her concerns, I asked her where her dog was... (as it wasn’t in the exam room with us). She stopped, looked at me, and just realized as she said “You won’t believe it.... I forgot him!”
Advice for new grads: Make the time to take care of yourself. This is a fast-paced, ever changing, and often overwhelming career that demands a great deal of mental clarity and ability to handle stress. In order to perform at that level, we have to prioritize our sleep, stress management, and mental well-being. Also, stay humble and be willing to unlearn when necessary to make room for new knowledge.
“Mentorship is the partnership among colleagues that provides a safe and effective environment for learning and growth. I have been fortunate to have had many wonderful mentors throughout my veterinary career that has led to better case management, obtaining new skills, and gaining new perspectives. When in the role of a mentor, I choose to lead from a place of kindness and mutual respect. I have a tremendous desire to help others succeed and I feel it starts with setting an example of how best to support your fellow colleague.”