I am a retired solo small animal practitioner in Northern Wyoming. I opened my own practice in 1995 and I retired from that practice in 2012. While I enjoyed private practice, it was time to do something different and so I combined my veterinary knowledge with my computer knowledge and joined the VIN team. I help to maintain the huge VIN database, as well as to foster interaction between reps, consultants and members.
I joined VIN as senior veterinary student in the spring of 1993 and have used it on a daily basis ever since. As a solo practitioner, I relied heavily on VIN for insight into my cases and professional conversations. The humor folder is still my favorite haunt! I am currently really enjoying the challenges of making the VIN database accessible and relevant to all members.
I am married with 2 college-age sons. We share our abode with 2 cats and 1 dog. In addition, I still support 2 clinic cats! Summer weekends are spent in the mountains camping. Nothing beats sitting around the campfire, just staring at the flames below and the stars above. I have been very involved in competitive swimming as an official, since 2000. As long as running swim meets is fun, you will continue to find me on a pool deck, blowing a whistle to start the race.
My hobbies include reading anything non-veterinary related, camping, fishing and officiating at swim meets. I am also getting back into sewing, which fills my need to be creative.
Nothing is foolproof to the sufficiently talented fool.