Dr. Laura Graveling
I grew up in a house full of pets, and I chose to become a vet because we can make a difference in improving the lives of animals. I started volunteering and seeing practice at a young age. In my mind, there was never any other career worth considering! I later graduated with distinction from Edinburgh University, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine. I particularly enjoy ophthalmology and endocrinology (eyes and hormones), and working with exotic species such as rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs.
I enjoy the variety of my job - no two days are the same. I consider myself so fortunate to spend every day working together with colleagues and pet owners to help improve the quality of life of their pets. And I love spending time with furry creatures, so that's a bonus! I love that the staff team at SBVH is a close-knit family. Living and working thousands of miles away from my biological family it means the world to me to work in such a caring and supportive environment.
I am returning to SBVH after a year of maternity leave. My husband and I are enjoying every minute of getting to know our son, John. He especially enjoys splashing in the pool, interacting with our cat and visiting the dogs at our local off-leash park (aka the "free zoo"!).