As far back as I can remember, I dreamed of being a veterinarian. And today, I can say that I am living my dream. Although the days can be long and the work can be challenging, I can't fathom doing anything else that would ever be more emotionally fulfilling and mentally stimulating. The idea of making a difference, on a daily basis, in the lives of my patients and clients is the source of excitement that starts my day and what motivates me through the day. I am blessed to have found a career doing something I love and that makes such a difference for people and their pets during some of their most challenging moments. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a great profession as veterinary medicine and to be one of the members on the VCA Central team.