Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Education: Veterinary University
Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Friday
I grew up in a rural area of northern Ohio where my family raised sheep and chickens, and an assortment of other animals (ponies, dogs, ducks). I always had an interest in medicine, and when I was in middle school decided to combine my love for medicine and animals into one career, veterinary medicine. I also decided at that time that the best place to accomplish my goal of becoming a veterinarian was to attend the Ohio State University. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a DVM degree from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
I started my veterinary career in southwestern Ohio working in a mixed animal practice where I treated dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, llamas, and emus. It was the 1980’s version of the James Herriot practice; I had many interesting experiences there! After 7 years I moved back to central Ohio and started to do relief (temporary) work, traveling all over the state of Ohio. In 2007 I became a partner in Cryan Veterinary Hospital. I am also a partner in Lighthouse Veterinary Personnel Services, which provides veterinarians to clinics throughout the Midwest.
I have a 15 year old daughter, Jade, who attended St. Paul School in Westerville and is now a freshman at DeSales. Our pets are a 16 year old Scottish terrier named Meggie; and Millie, a 4 year old cat who was adopted from CVH after she was run over by a truck. They are frequent visitors to CVH. We reside in Johnstown on 9 acres.
A hobby of mine is active involvement in veterinary organizations, serving previously as a board member of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, president of the Clermont County VMA and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, district representative, treasurer, and secretary of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and currently secretary of the OSU Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society. I feel compelled to give back to the profession that has provided such a great career to me. Other hobbies include college football and gardening, and attending my daughter’s sports events.
I enjoy my home at Cryan Veterinary Hospital because it provides an opportunity for me to practice great medicine and surgery, and I enjoy helping the pets and their dedicated owners. Westerville is a great community with a rich history, and Cryan Veterinary Hospital has been part of that history for over 60 years.