Born and raised in west Texas, growing up we had dogs, cats, chickens & pigeons. While attending high school, I was a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), where I also raised sheep & turkeys. I can remember that whenever one of our pets became sick, I tried to do anything I could to help them and often cried when I felt as though I didn’t do enough. It was around the age of 12 that I decided that when I grow up, I would like to be a Veterinarian.
A defining moment for me, which related to end-of-life care for animals, was over 40 years ago when my dog Spot developed terminal kidney failure. Watching his health deteriorate so quickly, I remember wishing that there was a way help ease his pain and suffering and make his passing over less stressful. Fortunately for pets today though, there are more end-of-life care options available when they become terminally ill. As a practicing doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), I have worked with various farm animals, equines, dogs, cats, and a number of exotic pets and have found that the majority of pet owners want the best for their pet and will do everything possible to help them when they become ill. I am fortunate to be able to work with these pet owners and their precious pets. For the past 15 years, my main focus has been emergency pet medicine. During that time, many owners have come to me for assistance with easing their pet’s pain and suffering and I feel honored that I have been able to help their pets pass over the golden rainbow.
Every time I perform euthanasia, I remember what it’s like to have a terminal pet and so I strive to make the transition as compassionate and stress-free as possible for both owner and their beloved pet. Helping an owner say goodbye to a pet that has been like a family member is a vital part of the human-animal bond. May all your pets be blessed with a long & healthy life and when the time comes to help them pass over, I will be here to help make it a peaceful and stress-free transition.
EMERGENCY CLINIC INFORMATION:
- W Houston AEC - 4823 Highway 6 North; Houston, TX 77084 - Phone: 832-593-8387
- NW AEC - 19311 State Highway 249 # 100. - Phone: 281-890-8875
- SE Animal Emergency Clinic - 10331 Gulf Freeway, Houston. - Phone: 713-941-8460
- Conroe AEC - 920 West Dallas St in Conroe. - Phone: 936-539-3800
- Humble AEC - 9617 Old 1960 Rd. - Phone: 281-446-4900
- League City AEC - 1100 Gulf Freeway #104, League City. - Phone: 281-332-1678
- Sugarland AEC - 9920 Highway 90A, Sugar Land, TX 77478. - Phone: (281)491-8387
- Woodlands AEC - 27870 Interstate 45 North. The Woodlands, TX 77385 - Phone: (281) 367-5444