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Natalie grew up in Chester, Virginia, a small town south of Richmond. Her home was always bustling with affectionate cats and rambunctious dogs.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Following graduation, she worked as a field researcher, energy coordinator, and veterinary assistant. In 2012, she completed her Master's at Colorado State University and continued her education at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, Indiana. While there she was involved in multiple academic and philanthropic organizations.
After graduating from Purdue in 2016, she moved back to Colorado with her husband. Together they have two lovely kitties (Milo and Neva) and one doggo (Daisy). One of her kitties, Milo, has been a notoriously "difficult" cat at the vet, and his struggles have motivated her to work at a clinic that shares her values of low-stress feline handling. She can relate to all the cat owners that get just as stressed as their feline companions when thinking about going to the vet.
Her special interests include all things cat (low-stress feline medicine), dentistry, anesthesia/analgesia, and client education. She believes the backbone of a great veterinarian is quality client education.
In her free time, Natalie enjoys crocheting, hiking, R2 rafting with her husband, running, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer.