Dr. Nelson was born and raised in Florence, Mississippi. She grew up caring for many animals – horses, chickens, goats, and her pet pig, Sadie, to name a few. Her childhood experience with animals inspired her to become a Veterinarian at a young age. During high school, she began volunteering at a local animal hospital in Mississippi, where she had the opportunity to work with shelter animals. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Mississippi College in 2012 and then earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University in 2016. Dr. Nelson started her career working at both a small animal practice and an emergency hospital in Mississippi. After moving to Colorado in 2017, Dr. Nelson became the newest member of the East Springs Animal Hospital tem, where she greatly enjoys caring for the medical, surgical and dentistry needs of your Coloradan pets! Dr. Nelson has two four-legged children – a Chihuahua named Bandit and a horse named Harley. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, helping with children’s ministry and exploring Colorado.