I joined the Cat Hospital of Portland staff in December 2016. I've earned a BS-Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, MS-Conversation Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN and an AAS-Veterinary Technology, Duluth Business University, Duluth, MN. I have lived in England, Alaska, Ontario, Minnesota, North Dakota, Tennessee and now Oregon. I love to spend time hiking, wilderness camping or canoeing with my husband and border collie, Kola. Otherwise I can be found curled up with a good book, a glass of wine and my cat Smudge.