I am queer, non-binary, trans and I am a veterinarian.//
I studied evolutionary biology and then worked in research for about 10 years before going back to school for vet med – the childhood dream. A lack of role models and a fear of not being taken seriously were deterrents for a long time, but the trans visibility provided by social media finally sank in and allowed me to imagine myself in this type of public-facing professional role. The vast majority of clients and coworkers have been wonderful, and all pets are allies. I feel very lucky.