Dr. Sikes was born and raised in the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area. In 2001 she began working as a veterinary assistant while obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. After graduating Cum Laude and completing some graduate coursework, she then attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2009 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the Banfield team in 2012 and enjoys volunteering with various organizations. She is particularly passionate about providing quality dental care for dogs and cats, and enjoys having the opportunity to work with so many devoted pet owners. Dr. Sikes enjoys kayaking and other outdoor activities, running, and spending time with her family and two beloved cats, Gwendolynn and Penelope.