Dr. Shrikhande was born and raised in India. She knew since 9th grade that she wanted to be a veterinary doctor. She pursued her dream and earned her veterinary degree in 2003, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2004. She went on to do her master's in herpetology from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2006. Dr. Gayatri has done surgery and small animal externships at various hospitals in Washington, Texas and Massachusetts. Her special interests are soft tissue surgery and dentistry and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and playing badminton.