I truly believe I have the best job in the world. To be able to work with humans and animals everyday is a delight, not to mention the fact that the veterinary profession touches everything—farming, textiles, sports, companion animals, and even human medicine. They all depend on a veterinarian to make sure animals are in good health. I love how diverse one job can be and how closely it ties us to animals.

Though I didn’t always know I wanted to be a vet, I first attended the University of Denver for a BA in Ecology. Then, after four years of curating plants at the Denver Botanic Garden and the University of Denver Arboretum, I realized I had to fulfill my true passion. I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University where my special interests became ophthalmology, dentistry, orthopedics, and surgery.

My mission with Golden Paws is to share my knowledge with clients so that we can improve the quality of life for our companion animals and make this care part of daily routine. I’d like to show you how fascinating our profession truly is.

When I am not practicing medicine as Dr. French, you can usually find me rock climbing at one of the many crags here in Colorado or in Indian Creek Utah.