Dr. McManus was born in Galveston, Texas and grew up outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and then went on to study veterinary medicine in Glasgow, Scotland and the University of Glasgow. After graduating as part of the Royal College, she moved to Chicago where she practiced in an exotics only/small animal/exotics emergency hospital in the western suburbs. Dr. McManus joined the Banfield, Lincoln Park team in April of 2014 and loves educating about preventive care. Dr. McManus has a Bichipoo and leopard gecko at home.