Dr. Wheat was born and raised in Georgia, but left the state to pursue her college career at Auburn University. After graduating from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, she came home to Fayetteville and spent 16 years in emergency medicine before joining Banfield in 2018. Her veterinary areas of interest include both emergency and internal medicine, exotic animals, especially reptiles and police canines. When not taking care of her patients, she enjoys being a mother to her 2 children and animal family, and reading anything she can get her hands on!