DVM – USDA Accredited
Dr. Catriona Love grew up in a small town just outside of Hartford, CT called South Windsor. Her love for animals began at a very early age when her parents gave her her first guinea pig, named Tinkerbell. She studied animal science at the University of Connecticut before moving to Gainesville, Florida and beginning veterinary school at the University of Florida. During vet school Dr. Love learned a great appreciation for international medicine and spent quite a bit of time traveling to central America working with local spay and neuter campaigns. Her true passion however, was zoo medicine and exotics and she did a summer externship at the Oregon Zoo. She graduated in May of 2011 and then spent the following summer working as a technician in UF’s ICU before moving to Cairns, Australia for four years.
While in Australia, Dr. Love practiced small animal medicine while experiencing all the beauty and excitement of living in the wet tropics of Far North Queensland. Probably the most notable veterinary difference over there was having to deal with paralysis ticks, for which she is very grateful to never be dealing with again. She developed a special love and affinity for surgery and complicated medical cases during her four years over there and then ultimately decided it was time to return home. She moved to Astoria in the fall of 2015 and is very excited to begin experiencing a New York City lifestyle. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking (and eating) delicious food, and spending time with her fur babies, a chihuahua named Nola and two long haired ginger cats named OB and Phil.