Dr. Wade is a native Floridian that has come to explore and enjoy desert life. She lives with her husband, who teaches at San Juan College, Jackson, their son, Chunk, a black Lab, and Calypso, a dilute Calico cat. Dr. Wade has worked with animals since the early 1990’s. This includes pet stores, boarding/grooming kennels and vet clinics. She worked her way up from kennel staff, to receptionist/head receptionist, then Vet Tech at general practice and emergency hospitals while putting herself through school. She went to the University of West Florida for her Bachelors (Cum Laude) in Biology/Medical Technology. She worked as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (in a human hospital) for five years before going to vet school. She attended Veterinary school at the University of Florida, graduating in 2019. Her externships were performed at a small animal specialty hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, focusing on neurology, cardiology and internal medicine and also a mixed practice in Alabama. While in vet school, Dr. Wade took a special interest in disaster relief and was part of the UF VETS (Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service) team that set up a mobile animal hospital in Key West during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. In her free time, she enjoy kayaking, camping, and exploring the new and exciting things that the Southwest has to offer.