Are you a native to Pennsylvania? I am originally from “Looong Guyland” New York. I moved to Pennsylvania a year and a half ago and I love it.
When did you know you wanted to be a veterinarian? I wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. I had a fisher price vet kit when I was little and put bandages on every stuffed animal I had.
What made you choose to specialize in Dentistry? I was that weird kid that loved going to the dentist. I would go in, set-up the room and basically be my dentist’s assistant. When I was in vet school and found out I could specialize in dentistry, it was a no brainer for me.
What is the most unusual situation you’ve seen and the outcome? I saw a true dental emergency once where a dog came in through our emergency service hemorrhaging from his mouth. Turns out his periodontal disease was so bad that it ruptured an artery in his mouth. We immediately anesthetized him and took care of his dental disease. He came back 2 weeks later for a recheck and was a new dog.
Do you have a favorite disease or condition to treat? Not to say that I enjoy cancer, but I love the opportunity to cure it. It’s one of the most rewarding things I get to do in this field.
How many pets do you have at home? Tell us a little bit about them. I have 2 dogs and a cat. My cat, Socks, was a rescue from Grenada. He had stomatitis that I treated on the island and he’s been everywhere with me. I have a sharpei, Large Marge, who is the biggest mush and a small rescue mutt named Jelly with inflammatory brain disease who is my little shadow.
What do you like the most about Metropolitan Veterinary Associates? The staff here was very welcoming when I started and it has been a great place for collaboration and shared experiences. I could only work somewhere with the same standards of care I adhere to and MVA is that place. It’s been a pleasure working with and being a part of the Metropolitan family.
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