Dr. Lisa Darling grew up on the East coast. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and her DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at NCSU in 1989. She earned her MBA in 2002 from the University of Phoenix. She has practiced in large animal medicine and surgery, small animal medicine and surgery, and shelter medicine and surgery. Dr. Darling's hobbies include breeding, training and showing horses, working with her Spanish water dog in obedience rallies, as well as running and hiking.