Beth grew up on a farm in Nebraska before receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2008. She was accepted into a small animal surgery and medicine internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, FL, and stayed to practice in Tampa for five years before moving to Raleigh in 2014. Her professional interests include soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, feline medicine, and exotic pets. She and her husband Matt share their home with a beagle-corgi mix named Wesley, 3 cats, a few crested geckos, and a Kenyan Sand Boa. She loves reading, movies, knitting, and doing anything outdoors – hiking, bicycling, camping, and swimming.