Katie grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and was always playing with the dogs, barn cats, draft horses, and turtles around her family home. She had an interest in science and medicine growing up, but started her education in engineering at the University of Iowa.
Finally, though, she decided that veterinary medicine was the perfect blend of her passions: medicine, animals, people, teaching and problem-solving. She finished her bachelors at UC Boulder and attended Colorado State University for vet school. She obtained her veterinary acupuncture certification at the same time.
Her veterinary interests include anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, pain management/osteoarthritis, neurology, and chronic problems/client education.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, doing volunteer spay/neuter surgery, scuba diving, snowboarding, listening to music, and reading. She enjoys playing with her sassy cat, Brogan, and hiking with her BVHS rescue dog, Dobson.