Dr. Graves graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and has practiced in small animal medicine in Orlando and Polk County. She had a special interest in behavior, shelter medicine, the human-animal bond, and preventative medicine throughout veterinary school and went to special externships in order to gain a better knowledge of different behavioral cases. She also completed a shelter medicine certificate which meant additional studies in spay/neuter surgeries, anesthesia, control of infectious diseases, and even more behavioral studies on groups of animals. Due to this interest in behavior, the mobile veterinary business was highly appealing due to the decreased stress on the pets and the owners. Her hope is to perform high-quality medicine in the client’s driveway while minimizing anxiety on pets and providing empathy and compassion towards owners. She strives to put pet health first even if it means being called “extra” during anesthesia or specialty referrals. She is currently pursuing her low-stress handling certificate and will finish it by the end of 2020, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Dr. Graves has three daughters, a husband, a dog who was a former patient named Rundle, and four cats named Sebastian, Eggroll, Ron Weasley, and PegLeg. She is a terrible foster parent because she ends up keeping them all! Her non-veterinary related interests include Harry Potter, anything by Tamora Pierce, Disney-related things, watching movies, cooking, gardening, reading about anything fantastical, and of course spending quality time with her family!
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