I grew up in a small town in Texas and currently live in Mineral Wells, Texas which is about 45 miles west of Fort Worth. I am United States Navy Veteran, and after proudly serving this country attended Tarleton State University where I received my Bachelor's degree. I graduated from veterinary medical school in 2004 at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. I worked in several different small and mixed animal practices before becoming owner of Lake Worth Animal Clinic in 2012. I became a veterinary acupuncturist after graduating from Chi Institute of traditional Chinese Medicine in 2015. I am married to my wonderful husband, Phillip, who is a rancher, and we have a beautiful daughter, Audrey. We have 2 dogs, crazy Ruthie Jo and Bruiser (both Australian Shepherds), horses, goats, and a small flock of chickens. My hobbies include running, hiking, yoga, gardening, and spending time with my family.