Dr. Boyd went on to veterinary school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she was able to focus on exotic animal medicine and wildlife. She completed an internship at the Audubon Zoo's Center for Research of Endangered Species and stayed for 2 additional years as an associate veterinarian. where she began her research with endangered Cranes.
Dr. Boyd earned a PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle doing field work all over the northwest and the arctic circle. In Seattle she discovered the joys of the mountains and snowboarding. Before joining the team at Midwest Bird and Exotics, Dr. Boyd worked In Chicago doing General Practice, shelter and Emergency Medicine. Her main interests are animal welfare Conservation of all species, animal welfare, and promoting human animal bond (helping people and their pets enjoy a healthy life together).
Dr. Boyd feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with animals as companions and in their natural habitats. Dr. Boyd loves finding unlikely places in Chicago to observe nature, enjoying the divers cultural experiences here in the city, camping with her family, and spending time tending to her own managery which include a dog Tigger, cat Brookley, 2 box turtles, and 4 chickens (Burano, Sunburn, Selene, and Mrs. Buckles).