I grew up outside Dixon, KY in Webster County where we always had at least one dog in the house and several other pets, including a hamster, two birds, several fish, and a few cats. I currently have a two-year-old Rough Coated Collie named Scout, a 4-year-old Guinea Pig named Moe, and a 3-year-old Holland Lop rabbit named Mazie. I am a runner (often running with my dog), and I enjoy hiking and love to be outside. I became interested in exotic animal medicine after three years of research with freshwater aquatic turtles at Freed Hardeman University & working for three years as the turtle rehabilitation program coordinator at Auburn University. I have a soft spot for small mammals, including Guinea Pigs and Mice after working as a student rep for Oxbow Animal Health, and I love reptiles.