Apryl Garcia

Education: Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1998, Chi Institute, Reddick, FL, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, 2012

Most rewarding moment: Being able to be an advocate for all pets and help to educate pet owners about proper wellness and preventative care to provide a long-lasting relationship with pets and their people.

Greatest accomplishment: Being a wife, mother, and business owner!

What do you do in your spare time? What spare time?

Favorite comfort food: Dark chocolate. Yum! I think of it as a health food.

Biggest pet peeve: No work ethic and no common sense

Favorite vacation spot: Costa Rica. That is where my husband and I were married.

Favorite animal quote: “Above all else, do no harm.”

Advice to pet owners: Do not take on the responsibility of additional pets if you do not have the time, energy, effort, and means. Help to find someone who does in those instances. I want to see your pets have great lives!

Things you’d be surprised to know:

1. I used to be a Jazzercise instructor and LOVE to ZUMBA!

2. I lived in South Africa for a month in vet school, doing research.