Before attending vet school I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mechanical engineering. It wasn’t until I was out of college for a few years that I realized becoming a veterinarian was the perfect career path for me. I spent the majority of my childhood and high school riding horses, and at home I was always surrounded by our many dogs. Still, I never truly understood the remarkable bond that one can have with a pet until I found my dog Westin, a golden retriever mix. She has been my best friend since college, when I found her as a puppy living on the streets in the Bahamas. My relationship with Westin has inspired me to become a veterinarian so that I can help others experience the unconditional love and fulfillment that a pet can bring to your life. Sadly I lost her to cancer a few years ago but she is always with me and I think of the joy she brought to my life every day.
|Lilly, Sparkle and Poppy|
Apart from describing what an exciting place Friendship is, I also want to educate pet owners so that they can work with their veterinarian to ensure a long and healthy life for their own dogs and cats. I find that my clients often have the same questions and concerns regarding their pets medical needs, I hope Friendship Tails can answer some of these questions. I would be lost without the animals in my life; let me help you care for the pets in yours.