Dr. Poad grew up in Chicago and completed her undergraduate at St. Louis University with a B.A. degree in biology. She then attended Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to Colorado after completing an externship with Banfield during her fourth year of veterinary school. Dr. Poad has a dog named Louis and two cats named Charles and Alex. Outside of working at Banfield, she enjoys hiking with Louis (and sometimes the cats!) as well as swimming and exploring new places in Denver.