I am a wildlife veterinarian and Co-Director of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center (WHC) and a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine & Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. I earned my DVM at UC Davis in 1993, and my dream was that somehow I would figure out how to apply my veterinary training to help conserve free-ranging wildlife. Right after veterinary school, I did a 3-year residency in Medical Primatology at the California National Primate Research Center (Davis, CA), and after that joined the staff of the WHC in 1998. In 2001, I became board-certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine, and was honored to receive the AAZV’s Emil P. Dolensek Award in 2015. I am a past President of the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians.