I started my veterinary career in private practice after graduating from WSU in 1997. To learn more about business and management, I pursued MBA and MS (Managerial Science) degrees which I obtained in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Over 15 years ago I transitioned into a career in biomedical research which I have enjoyed immensely. Currently I work at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where I am the Director of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Office. My previous positions were in industry and at the Harvard Medical School. Through my work in research, I became a diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare in 2013.
The facilitation of basic research is only one component of my professional activities. In addition to consulting, I have participated in organized veterinary medicine since veterinary school graduation. I have served on numerous committees and task forces for several state veterinary medical associations, the AVMA, and allied organizations. Giving back to the profession, participating in building the future of the veterinary profession, and working with veterinary students are some of the greatest joys I have realized through my involvement with veterinary organizations.