Dr. Hayward graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2018. She is currently working on her master's in public health - epidemiology at UIC. Her medical interests include dermatology and ophthalmology as well as clinical pathology. She has worked extensively with injured and sick wildlife and enjoys seeing pocket pets. In her personal time, she loves to hike, bike, travel to national parks, and cook vegetarian meals. She shares her life with Banjo, an energetic Aussie cattle dog mix; Rupert, a calm and collected chinchilla; and Ben, her significant other who practices the arts of carpentry and fine cuisine.