Rory Applegate grew up in the Midwest before moving to Alabama to pursue undergraduate studies in zoology and her veterinary degree, both at Auburn University. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Wisconsin 2011-2012 followed by a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee 2012-2015. Her professional interests are diverse and include canine and feline renal disease, diabetic management strategies, inflammatory GI disease, and general endocrinopathies. In her free time she enjoys spending time with both her furry and human family hiking, traveling, and exploring the southwest.