Dr. Walker knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian at age 8, when she would try to care for the feral cats and kittens at her grandparents farm. Dr. Walker's passions lie in soft tissue surgery, pain management, emergency medicine, and disaster response.
Dr. Walker joins Novak Animal Care Center from Ashland City, TN where she practiced at Cheatham County Animal Clinic for 10 years. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University, Dr. Walker received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree also from Oklahoma State University. In 2013, she earned a graduate certificate in Veterinary Homeland Security from Purdue University. Upon graduating in 2005, she worked in a mixed animal practice for 1 year, but has focused on small animal medicine for the last 11 years. She helped establish and was actively involved in DART (Disaster Animal Response Team) in Cheatham County and did help provide relief to pets after a devastating flood in May 2011. She also did relief work at several emergency clinics in the Nashville, TN area while practicing full time as a general practitioner last year.
When Dr. Walker isn't treating her patients, she can be found spending time with her family, hiking, kayaking, enjoying the lake or traveling. Dr. Walker also enjoys music and playing guitar.
While working at Novak Animal Care Center, Dr. Walker would like to pursue certification in pain management and rehabilitation. She hopes to provide pets with the best quality of life that is possible. "I can promise that I will always do my best to provide compassion and high quality care to the pets that come to our clinic."