I am a Christian veterinarian that is working to bring some humor, education, and love to the world around me. At the age of 4, I told my parents that I was going to be a veterinarian. Did I have any idea of what I was getting into? Absolutely not! Am I blessed beyond measure to have this opportunity to live my dreams and the life that I believe God intended for me? Yes, I am! I don’t have all the answers, but I hope to bring some light into your life. Thank you for taking time to visit the craziness of my life.
I recently had someone ask me which came first, being a veterinarian or being a Christian. The quick answer is that my vow to God to follow Him came when I was a child and gets reinforced regularly. My oath upon becoming a veterinarian happened as an adult and in many ways is a lot easier to live. The question has a deeper answer though, so here goes. God has been in my life as long as I can remember and before. My announcement to my parents about becoming a veterinarian happened before I have my first memories of it as well. I believe that God made me to do both, but when it comes down to it, I am a Christian first and a being a veterinarian is the tool that I use to be His hands and feet on Earth. So, yes, I am a Christian first. I strive every day to do the best I can to live the life of compassion and love that Christ calls us to live. Do I fail some days? Yes. Do I try to change my heart and repair transgressions? Yes. Do I always succeed? No. Despite my failings, I know that God loves me, that I love Him, and His love is there for everyone, there is no exception.