I’ve known I wanted to work with animals for as long as I could remember. I grew up raising sheep with my grandma and we always had animals at the house. My senior year I started my internship at A Caring Vet and fell more in love with the job. Besides working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and drawing.
When coming to work it doesn't really feel like work, it's more like hanging out. I love all the doctors and nurses and how willing they are to teach me all I need to know about the job. I love my job because of all the animal I get to see and help everyday.
She loves fear-free practices in her clinic, which is why she loves working at A Caring Vet with people who are continually striving towards the least stressful environment possible. She has a goal to be certified fear free someday soon! Ami loves working in a clinic that sees exotic animals because every day is different and exciting, there are always new things to learn, and cool pets and owners to meet! Above all else, Ami loves her job because of her fantastic coworkers that laugh with her, cry with her, and grow with her.
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.