Dr. Rainwater joined our team in November of 2008 after a year-long, small-animal internship with Georgia Veterinary Specialists. A graduate of the zoological track at UC Davis and a California native, she has a colorful history of globetrotting animal experience, including leading research groups studying black howler monkeys in Belize, working with ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar, and studying elephants in Namibia. Dr. Rainwater is a Category II USDA-APHIS accredited veterinarian. She attends continuing education seminars several times a year to keep up with the latest developments in avian and exotic medicine. She and her husband welcomed their son into the world in August 2013 and they couldn’t be prouder. When not in the clinic, she enjoys stand-up paddleboarding and napping on the porch with her cat, Fireplace.