I am a Rock Hill native and still currently reside in Rock Hill. We always had pets growing up and my love for animals steered me towards veterinary medicine when I was in my twenties. I earned a B.S. in biology from Winthrop University and my D.V.M. from Tuskegee University in Alabama. I opened Newport Veterinary Hospital in December 1987. I enjoy hanging out with my two Jack Russell‘s, Rascal and Jackson, and two cats, Tux and Boots. Some of my favorite things are listening to music, especially James Taylor and Pink Floyd, yard work, fishing, snorkeling and traveling to exotic lands.
I was born in Berlin, Germany and grew up an “Army brat,” until we settled in New Jersey. I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian in elementary school, after caring for a very sick kitten and then I was hooked! I went on to receive my B.S. in biology from Towson University in Maryland. I then attended Louisiana State University to receive my D.V.M. I joined Newport Veterinary hospital in July 2006. I love to spend time with my family and friends including four dogs, Charlie, P-Nut, badger and Levi, and two cats, Derby and Zombie. My favorite things to do include laughing, mud runs, boating, and watching movies when I find the time! I also love reality TV! (Don’t judge me! HAHA)
I was born and raised in Charleston, SC. My interest in veterinary medicine began in my early childhood while spending summers on my grandparent's Dairy farm in Rock Hill. That early interest lead me to work in the kennel of a veterinary clinic throughout high school and college. Eventually I obtained an B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Science from Clemson University. I went on to receive my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University of Alabama. Following graduation from veterinary school in 2007, I began working for Newport Veterinary Hospital Inc. I enjoy all aspect of veterinary medicine. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, doing yard work, exercising, fishing and quiet time at home with my pets. I live in a house built by my grandfather with my two cats B and Missy. Butter, a yellow lab, was my long time friend who passed away in May 2019.