Dr. Fairbanks grew up in Provo, Utah, and has always loved animals. She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Bioveterinary Science in 2004. In 2005 she attended Veterinary Medical School at Washington State University. She was the only US student chosen each year for an externship in Bangkok, Thailand, and had the opportunity to work on many exotics including tigers, crocodiles, and elephants. She graduated from WSU in 2009.
After graduation, she completed her small animal medicine and surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego, California. She was awarded the Intern of the Year distinction for her hard work and dedication to the program.
In 2010 she moved closer to the mountains and her family in her hometown of Provo, Utah, and soon joined the team at A Caring Vet.
Dr. Fairbanks shares her life with her husband Howard, their two children, and their cute cat. She enjoys hiking, running, reading, and is an avid photographer.
Dr. Fairbanks has a particular interest in internal care and pain management, as well as soft tissue surgery, geriatric care, and animal behavior.