Dr. Miles grew up in Pickerington and graduated from Pickerington High School in 1991. She attended Ohio University and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1996. She then obtained her Masters in Social Work at Ohio State in 1998. After working several years as a social worker at The Ohio State University Medical Center and Grant Medical Center, she decided to follow her childhood dreams and attend veterinary school. She graduated from Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She met her husband, Dale, while in veterinary school (although he is not a veterinarian, he works with small two legged critters at Nationwide Children’s Hospital).
Dr. Miles spent two and a half years working in private practice at clinics in Dayton and Pickerington. She then joined Lighthouse Veterinary Personnel Services in 2009, where she worked as a relief veterinarian and manager. She was essentially a substitute veterinarian for doctors who needed to take time away from their practices. Over 5 years, she worked in over 140 veterinary practices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kentucky, which allowed her a unique look into various practice styles and provided her with a wealth of knowledge that she hopes to put to good use in her own clinic.
Dr. Miles currently resides in London, Ohio, but cannot wait to return to her hometown of Pickerington and hopes to do so in the next year. She and her husband have two boys, Henry and Evan. They also share their home with Buddy, a Golden Retriever, Bella, a Pitt Bull mix, Lucy, a Rat Terrier, Popey and Petey, both Domestic Short Haired cats and Guinea Pigs Rosie and Peppa. In what little spare time she has, Dr. Miles enjoys running, spending time with her family and planning vacations to Walt Disney World.
Her professional interests include feline medicine, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and most of all, client communications. She strives to help clients understand what is going on with their pets and what treatment options best suit their pets needs and the circumstances for their family. She still holds great pride in having been a social worker (one of the hardest jobs out there!) and understands that there is often more to taking care of pets and their families than just providing diagnostic tests and treatments. She is extremely excited to join the business community in Pickerington and looks forward to meeting new pets and their owners!