Dr. DesRochers completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Brown University while competing on the Brown University Gymnastics team and serving as one of the primary biology tutors for the Brown Student Athletes. Her next adventure took her out West, to Northern Arizona University, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Biology with a focus on Neurobiology. While out West, she trained to become a volunteer for the Emergency Animal Rescue Service, a group that helps evacuate and care for animals in regions affected by natural disasters. This experience solidified her desire to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. She returned to the East Coast to attend the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. While at Tufts, she devoted most of her spare time to working at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic. After graduating from Tufts, she went on to complete a rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ. Her adventures ultimately brought her back home to New England, closer to family. She loves living along the Rhode Island coastline with her husband, her twin girls, and her motley crew of furred, feathered, and scaled companions, including Elias (one-eyed kitty), Helix (fluffy orange trouble-maker), Daphne (hyperthyroid queen of the household), Rumble (unable to walk, but gives the best snuggles), French Fry (her daughter’s cockatiel), and red-eared slider, Ginny. Dr. DesRochers enjoys both medicine and surgery and has a special place in her heart for challenging Ophthalmology cases. When she’s not at OSVS or BSVES, Dr. DesRochers teaches several group exercise classes at the YMCA and coaches Women’s Gymnastics.