Dr. Heaton is a two-time alumna of Auburn University where she earned degrees in zoology and veterinary medicine. She was raised in Samantha, AL, a small rural community in northern Tuscaloosa County, and has lived in Mobile since graduating veterinary school. Dr. Heaton is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and Omega Tau Sigma. Her special interests include reproductive pathology, dermatology, and developing aspiring veterinarians. When Dr. Heaton isn't in the clinic, you can probably find her at Target, Starbucks, or on Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World. She has a border collie named Trooper and a red eared slider named Metta World Peace.