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, yardwork, 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)