Following a dream to become a veterinarian, Dr. Cross graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Minnesota in 2009. After working as a Research Associate in vaccine development for 2 years, she continued her education at the University of Minnesota, and earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Following graduation, Dr. Cross pursued additional year of advanced training, completing an internship with BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Chicago.Dr. Cross has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, and feline medicine. She also works as an emergency veterinarian at an emergency clinic on the side.In her spare time Dr. Cross enjoys flying trapeze, rock climbing, knitting, bird watching, and horseback riding. She also enjoys spending time with her Border Collie, Benny, her cats Effie and Foster, and her duck Franklin.