Dr. Katherine Crocco was born in Orlando, FL, and has lived in TX, AZ, and now, the beautiful state of NC! She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Zoology at Texas Tech University in 2016 before attending veterinary school at Midwestern University in AZ. While attending veterinary school, Dr. Crocco was involved with many extracurricular volunteer projects, from TNR (trap, neuter, release) of feral cats to helping AZ Fish and Wildlife with medical care of endangered species. She was also the exotic animal chair, and then president, of Midwestern's exotics, wildlife, aquatics, and avian medicine club for 3 years. During her clinical year, she focused on gaining experience with exotic animals and wildlife, while also becoming more proficient in small animal surgery, dentistry, and clinical pathology. During vet school, she married her high school sweetheart and they have many pets together including 3 dogs, 2 cats, a snake, and a horse! She loves all animals, whether scaly, fury, feathery, or slimy. In her spare time, Dr. Crocco enjoys spending time outside, swimming, horseback riding, bird watching, and exploring the natural habitats of snakes and other reptiles in the wild.
Her professional interests include exotic animal and avian medicine and husbandry, small animal surgery, internal medicine, geriatric care, and maintaining life-long relationships with her clients and patients. She is also passionate about learning and continuing education in the ever-changing field of veterinary medicine!