I’ve been doing veterinary medicine since I was 8. So I’ve been sticking needles in animals and giving horses shots, surgeries, anesthesia. Sticking needles in horses is a lot harder than sticking them in people.
• Age: 62
• Home: Rappahannock County
• Work: Licensed acupuncturist, 2002-present; professional horse trainer, farm manager, office worker, 1980-2002; animal husbandry teacher, State University of New York at Delhi, 1977-80.
• Family: Single.
• Education: Professional diploma, acupuncture, Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2001; associate’s degree, animal husbandry/horses, State University of New York at Morrisville, 1975; Binghamton Central High School, N.Y., 1973.