Dr. Caitlin Cunningham, DVM
Dr. Caitlin Cunningham grew up in Florida where she was always outside catching frogs and snakes. In high school, she got her first reptile, a bearded dragon named Spaz, who sparked her love for exotic pets. You can even find a picture of Spaz on her stethoscope! Throughout undergraduate school at Bowling Green State University and veterinary school at Ohio State University, she has rescued 3 other bearded dragons (Lizzy, Daisy, and Lucky), 2 ball pythons (Serleena and Beau), a rat (Cheeze-It), a pink toe tarantula (Fluffy), a crested gecko (Pegleg), a gargoyle gecko (Jumper), 3 rabbits (Eeyore, Cinnabun, and Bunjamin), a leopard gecko (Snooki) and 13 zebra finches! With her husband, they have also rescued 12 cats that have been diagnosed with feline leukemia virus and have given them loving homes with ceiling tall climbing posts, cat walk shelves in every room, and so, SO many toys. Her passion most definitely lies in all animals furry, feathered, scaled, and slimy! She even founded an exotic animal student organization at OSU to help encourage other veterinary students to learn about all these amazing creatures. She worked in wildlife rehabilitation during her time in undergraduate school and as a veterinary assistant at a small and exotic animal hospital throughout veterinary school. Her other professional passions include wildlife rehabilitation and shelter medicine/TNR programs. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys hiking, crocheting, tea, and yoga. She is excited to start here as an intern on the Arizona Exotics team and share her love of exotics with you and your feathered, furry, slimy, and/or scaley companions!