I grew up outside Dixon, KY in Webster County. Growing up we always had at least one dog in the house and had 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, 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, then after 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 representative for Oxbow Animal Health, and I love reptiles.