I received a Bachelor of Science Degree at Boston College before graduating from veterinary school at Purdue University. My connections with Friendship began long before I went to vet school. While in high school, and after college, I worked at Friendship Hospital as a part-time receptionist and technician. As a native Washingtonian, I came back to the DC-metro area to become a staff veterinarian at Friendship Hospital after finishing an equine surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania. At Friendship, I have found that my true professional love is helping to care for dogs and cats.
I am married to Dr. Tony Rusk and have another full-time position at home taking care of our two boys, Evan and Nathan. When time allows, I continue to enjoy horseback riding and visiting DC-area family.