Dr. Brooks, associate veterinarian, graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Growing up in the Northern Virginia area, she went to Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C., and Sweet Briar College for her B.S. in Biology. Her special interests include fear-free handling, behavior modification/training, and anesthesia. In her free time, you’ll find her running and hiking with her dog Idgie (who she frequently refers to as her soulmate) or listening to live music. She is very passionate about service dog work and completed one of her clinical rotations with Saint Francis Service Dogs in Roanoke, VA. She currently resides in Centreville with Idgie, Jamie (calico cat), and Neytiri (corn snake).