Areas of Interest:

  • Acupuncture
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Behavior
  • Dermatology
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Wellness

    Scope of Practice:

  • Consultations
  • Minor Procedures Requiring Sedation
Will Practice:
Day ShiftsSwing ShiftsAny Day
Experience: 10-20 years
States I'm Licensed in:
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I've been a Relief Vet or Nurse/Tech For : 1-3 years
Professional Memberships: AVMA, California Veterinary Medical Association, Redwood Empire Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Veterinary Information Network
Publications: Desert Sun Newspaper 'Ask the Vet' column, Los Diggities website 'Ask Dr Gail', Andy Roark 'Running With Scissors', and have contributed to hospital websites
Certifications: Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist 2012, Fear Free Certification 2019


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Michigan State University

2004 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Michigan State University

1987 Masters in Agricultural Economics

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2/18 to present Relief Veterinarian

Providing non-surgical medical care and acupuncture services at veterinary hospitals in Sonoma county

California Veterinary Medical Board

8/18 to 12/19 Hospital Inspector

Performed contract inspections of veterinary hospitals in Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties for compliance with state and federal regulations

Heritage Veterinary Hospital

1/17 to 2/18 Associate Veterinarian

Provided medical care for small animals in a well-respected private practice

VCA Desert Animal Hospital

12/05 to 1/17 Associate Veterinarian

Provided medical care and acupuncture services for small animals at busy multi-doctor AAHA practice
Developed strong general/internal medicine and client communication skills
Wrote a weekly ‘Ask the Vet’ column for the local paper and administered the hospital Facebook page


12/04 to 12/05 Relief Veterinarian

Provided non-surgical relief services for small animals in the mid-Michigan area

Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency

1/88 to 9/99 Fiscal Analyst

Developed strong communication skills as a non-partisan budget and policy analyst
Provided briefing documents and research reports for legislators and the general public
Collaborated with legislators, staff, and organizations to reach policy and budget solutions