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Margaret grew up in rural Snohomish, WA. She started her veterinary education learning to take care of the family's chickens, parrot, duck, rodents, ferrets, rabbits, pigs, dogs, cats, goats, cows, and horses. Margaret knew at a young age that veterinary medicine was a perfect fit. She did her undergraduate studies at Seattle University and then earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She immediately began her career at a fast-paced 9-practice veterinary clinic in Spokane, WA. In 2008 Margaret moved to Oregon and began practicing in Hillsboro. From day-to-day health and wellness concerns to cesarean sections, to exploratory surgeries, to solving internal medicine mysteries, Margaret continues to love the adventure, diversity, and challenge of being a veterinarian.
Besides being a veterinarian, Margaret strives to be active and involved. She plays on her indoor soccer teams, snowboards, hikes, jogs, and volunteers with community service projects like Habitat for Humanity, Blanchet House, St Francis Dining Hall, Northeast Emergency Food Program, Oregon Food Bank, and the St Bernard Project in New Orleans.