After a term of service in the US Navy, I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry & Cell Biology at University of California, San Diego. While completing my degree I was also a zookeeper, a wildlife conservationist, and a veterinary technician.
I discovered a passion for animal care and veterinary medicine when I worked with wild and domestic animal species when I was an undergraduate student.
I chose to study the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine because I knew it would be challenging and because I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian.
I chose to study at the University of Sydney because their values align with my own regarding lifelong learning and I found their dedication to research attractive. Also, I had always wanted to visit Australia and so I jumped at the opportunity to study at USyd when the opportunity presented itself.
I am really enjoying studying veterinary medicine in Australia. While I liked studying in United States, I have found a new appreciation for the subtle differences in the way topics are presented and my interactions with my fellow classmates here.
Working cooperatively as a team is a strong focus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and I am grateful to have some really wonderful teammates in veterinary education, teaching staff included.