Dr. Brinkman was born and raised in Northern Kentucky and attended St. Henry through high school. She earned her bachelor's degree in Biology and Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University in 2005. She worked at Florence Banfield as a PetNurse before attending Auburn University and earning her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2010. She completed a small animal internship in Chicago before returning home and becoming a veterinarian at Florence Banfield in July of 2011. Her primary interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine and oncology. Outside of work she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family, including her husband, Brian, and two dogs, Brody and Charlie.