JoAnne grew up in Max Meadows, Virginia working with beef cattle on the family farm and caring for many various companion animals, which sparked my interest in veterinary medicine. She attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate studies in Biology and Animal Science, then went on to veterinary school and graduated with honors from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. She is interested in the medicine and surgery of both large and small animals. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, swimming, hunting, spending time with loved ones, and running with her rescue Lab, Deuce. She also has three adorable cats named Bella, Silas and Gunnar.