I’ve had a deep love for animals ever since I was a young child, growing up in a small town near Leipzip, Germany. I have always enjoyed the idea of being able to help an animal live a long and healthy life alongside its owner. For many of us, animals are a very important part of our families and need to be treated so. Also, no two days are alike in the vet clinic, and this gives me joy! I began my career as a veterinarian in Regina, where my husband has Saskatchewan roots. After an exciting year of traveling through Europe with my husband and young son, Lennon, our family decided to make the move west to the beautiful Okanagan! My family now includes my daughter Ellie, and a very adorable and “toddler-tolerant” kitty named Princess Patches. My goal during every patient interaction is to provide the best medical care for the animal, starting with a thorough examination followed by diagnostic and treatment planning, while maintaining good rapport with both the patient and the owner. I am always reminding myself of how it feels to be the owner of an animal in need of care and try to combine smart medical decision-making with a compassionate attitude toward the family. Ultimately, I want to improve the quality and length of all the pets’ lives that I see.