Curriculum vitae

Professional experience

Independent medical editor and writer, 2014-present
Walden Medical Writing
Substantive editing, copyediting, and language editing; medical writing, including news articles, disease monographs, and continuing education quizzes

Associate veterinarian, 1995-present
Mallard Creek Animal Hospital
Charlotte, North Carolina
Diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of companion animals; well pet care

Intern, 1994-1995
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn, Alabama
Rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1994
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Raleigh, North Carolina

Baccalaureus artium et scientiae, 1990
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina


Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS) certification, 2015
Board of Editors in the Life Sciences

Essential Skills certificate, 2014
American Medical Writers Association
Courses: Basic Grammar I and II, Bibliographic Resources, Essential Ethics for Medical Communicators, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Statistics, and Tables and Graphs

Professional affiliations

American Medical Writers Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Board of Editors in the Life Sciences

Veterinary licensure

North Carolina
South Carolina

Academic honors

Carolina Scholar (full academic scholarship), University of South Carolina
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society

Volunteer work

LibriVox audiobook narrator, project coordinator, administrator, and forum moderator