Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Welcome Dr. Akins!!

Dr. Ashley Akins, D.V.M. First Year Associate

Dr. Akins, a native of South Miami, completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University, and continued her post-graduate studies at Northeastern University, while freezing and swearing never to live in New England again.  She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the beautiful island of St. Kitts for her veterinary preclinical coursework, and continued at Louisiana State University for her clinical year of study, receiving her DVM in January 2013.
Dr. Akins has a varied professional background that includes adventuresome work with many exotic and wild animal species, but her devotion to kind and compassionate companion animal care is foremost. She enjoys building strong client relationships and is eager to see clients leave with a smile on their face.  Her professional interests include emergency and critical care, animal behavior, and physical rehabilitation. 
In her spare time, Dr. Akins enjoys fishing, free-diving, cycling, and playing in the garden.  She has a penchant for old rock 'n' roll, jazz, and samba records, and loves to cook meals for friends and family.  Her "pocket-Chow", Rocketman, provides unmatched companionship on hikes, kayaking, and long road trips.  Her two cats, Romeo and Donovan, live the life of luxury between occasional bug-catching and laser-pointer-pursuit.  She is thrilled to be back in South Florida again and is looking forward to working with the terrific staff at HAH.

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