My parents tell a story about me when I was in elementary school, telling my teacher I would grow up to be a veterinarian. I have always loved animals (to my mother's displeasure when it came to snakes!). So, it should come as no surprise as I chose veterinary medicine as my career.
My passion for animal health care took me off to Calvin College where I earned my degree in Biology and then to Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where I became a doctor. I enjoyed many different aspects of veterinary medicine, so I decided to take my education a step further and entered a small animal rotating internship at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. I have fond memories of placing an intravenous catheter in a white tiger at the Baton Rouge Zoo and doing surgery on a zebra!
After the internship, I moved back to Southern California where I found Newport Harbor Animal Hospital and loved the quality of medicine and was excited for the opportunity to be a part of a top notch team. I was also proud to become the owner of such a great hospital, along with Dr. Ashbran, in 2016 and continue the exceptional care for which Newport Harbor is known.
When I have some free time, I enjoy reading books and watching the birds in my garden. I also continue to work on tricks with my cat Oden - ask me how that got started!
Dr. Wind is a member of AVMA, AAHA, CVMA, SCVMA and is a Clinical Preceptor for Western University of Health Sciences.