Dr. Lani Steenhard was born in Southern California, and carried her dream of becoming a veterinarian from California to Australia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, studied abroad in New Zealand, and received her veterinary degree from the University of Sydney in Australia. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, preventive medicine, and the One Health Initiative. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her dog from Australia loves being at the dog beach, as do her children and husband. She also enjoys taking lots of photos, and turning the memories into scrapbooks.