Dr. Ashley Higgs was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. Since she was old enough to talk, Dr. Higgs has always wanted to be a veterinarian. She received her B.S. in Animal Biology from the University of Florida, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. Matthew’s University. Dr. Higgs completed her clinical training at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include small animal cardiology, marine medicine, and zoological medicine. In her free time, Dr. Higgs enjoys exercising and hiking, traveling, Gator football, the beach, and anything to do with the water (especially scuba diving). She enjoys spending her down time with her husband Lloyd their two chihuahuas (Louie and Dixie), and their cat Cali.