Dr. Kaufman is a University of Miami alumni where she graduated with degrees in marine science, biology, and psychology, initially intending to become a dolphin trainer. However, after having the amazing opportunity to watch medical procedures for the first time on dolphins in her internship, she realized she wanted to be able to help save animals from disease by becoming a veterinarian. She went on to study veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis. In addition to cats and dogs, she also studied zoo and aquarium animal medicine, including a research study that involved CT scanning fish. After having the opportunity to work with everything from tiny frogs to massive rhinos, she determined that nothing is better than working with companion animals and their loving owners!
In her free time, she enjoys any outdoor activities such as SCUBA, kayaking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, hiking, and camping. She has an orange cat named George who has come with her across the country on all of her studies and travels. He is even clicker and harness trained!