University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Dr. Ida decided to become a veterinarian because she loved connecting with people and their pets. Pets often hide their illnesses, making it more difficult to tell when they are not feeling well or what is wrong. She tries to be the voice of the pet for their owners.
Working in the Emergency Room
“I like the variety of cases. In an average day, there are patients with mild sickness, chronic illness, life-threatening disease and patients who are at the end of their lives. Each case brings a different challenge and opportunity to help a pet and their owner.”
“I love stories of my clients’ relationships with their pets and concern for their wellbeing. I see that same concern in the technicians and doctors caring for patients in hospital. I love being part of that team. There is a deep human-animal bond that is irreplaceable.”
“I have a Beagle, Labrador, cat and goldfish that are all the loves of my life. My husband is pretty great too. We enjoy home improvement projects, cooking, running and biking together.”