Dr. McDougal was born and raised in south Florida where she grew up next door to her veterinarian and mentor. Under his guidance her love for animals and passion for healing grew. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.S. in animal science, and earned her veterinary degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After graduation she completed a one year rotating small animal internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida. Over the years Dr. McDougal has developed a special interest in surgery but enjoys growing in all aspects of veterinary medicine. Now Dr. McDougal resides in West Melbourne with her hound dog, China, and one eyed cat, Captain Jack. In her free time you can find her in the climbing gym, on the beach, running, or visiting with family all around Florida.