Laurie joined Academy East Veterinary Hospital in March of 2003 and has worked professionally with animals since 2000. She knew she wanted to work with animals from a very young age and grew up with cats as the family pet. Laurie is married and has a daughter and son. She enjoys living in the country with her two dogs, three cats and many chickens. In her free time she like to be outside gardening and spending time with family and pets.