Born in the mountains of Romania, I grew up in a farm-like setting. My parents used to have dairy, swine, sheep and poultry. Of course we always had dogs and cats around. Naturally I was interested in their health status, in helping with their examinations, sample taking and treatments. Even though I studied history and literature, then mathematics and physics, to become a veterinarian was a continuous, gradual progress. I graduated from the veterinary college in Timisoara, Romania, in 1993. I practiced in mixed animal clinics in Europe, then later on in Canada. I joined McPhillips Animal Hospital in 2008 and found a very professional and dedicated team here. I am very happy to put my very best knowledge and experience at work to improve the level of life of our extended family members.