I was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. I attended a private Catholic school from kindergarten through 8th grade, then transferred to a public high school. After attending the University of Southern Colorado for undergraduate training, I entered veterinary school at Colorado State University. My doctor of veterinary medicine degree was completed in 1997.
Originally my focus was on humane education and animal welfare. Then a friend performed Reiki on me and I couldn't believe what I felt. I had to learn more about it. I took classes in Reiki I, Reiki II and then completed my Master Level training. I also studied Healing Touch levels 1, 2A and 2B.
I began my energy work practice in 1998. For animals, I do limited veterinary work and really prefer owners use another vet for traditional medicine while I focus on holistic therapies. My offices for people and animals are located in the basement of my home in southeast Fort Collins, Colorado. Click here to view pictures of my offices.
In December 2005, my husband Dr. Mike Jewell (also a veterinarian) and I opened our own clinic. The Pet Wellness Clinic offers both traditional and holistic veterinary care. If you are in the Fort Collins area and in need of a traditional veterinarian, I recommend Dr. Mike Jewell. Visit our clinic web site for more details on our services and a photo tour of the clinic: www.thepetwellnessclinic.com.
My husband and I share our home with 2 dogs and 5 cats. (Click here to view my rescued family members.) I still have an interest in humane education and try to educate people about animal welfare issues. In my "spare time", I enjoy reading, movies and gardening.
(Drawing courtesy of Hands Of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan)