My husband Brian and I have owned Colfax Veterinary Hospital since 1983. Brian is a pilot and aircraft mechanic at Interstate Aviation in Pullman. In the early years, it was less common for veterinarians to refer cases to specialists so we were busy with challenging dog and cat cases and 24 hour emergency care. Aircraft mechanics are excellent
orthopedic surgical assistants!
After becoming parents, we cut back on our clinic work hours as our time and energy was shifted to kid activities at school, church and community. Since 1999 we have been a part time, mostly cats, veterinary clinic.
In 2006 I received a K-12 teaching certificate (Endorsement Biology) and for the next 7 years taught part time at Colfax Junior and Senior High School. A position at Washington State University (Training Coordinator at Office of the Campus Veterinarian) opened up for me in 2013. My role there was to ensure adequate training for all
individuals handling research and teaching animals. In 2019 I transferred to an instructor position at the College of Veterinary Medicine. From mid-August to mid-May I work with veterinary students as they learn surgery and anesthesia skills.
Most Saturdays, (in fall, winter, and spring) I am available to provide feline wellness services (spay, neuter, vaccines) at my clinic in Colfax. In the summer months, instead of Saturdays, I am available by appointment on Wednesdays.