Dr. Lauren Chirnside was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She has dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since she was a small child. Animals have always been an integral part of her life. She played four years of collegiate softball while attaining her undergrad degree at South Dakota State University. She earned her degree of veterinary medicine from Iowa State University. During her training she realized she had a passion for client/patient interaction and the creation of a bond with both human and pet that will provide comfort and confidence. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, hunting, working out, and pickle ball. She shares her life with Oakley, a chocolate Lab, and Julian, a rescue cat that she adopted after performing surgery on him.