Dr. Walker has been our Medical Director since 2003. A 1985 graduate of Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, she completed an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital, Hollywood, FL. Dr. Walker is also a 24 year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve Veterinary Corps. As a volunteer, she served on active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. She especially enjoyed the challenge of working with the many military working dogs during her years as a reserve veterinary medical officer. Dr. Walker has special interests in surgery, dentistry and behavior. Her experience, gentle and kind (yet firm if needed) hand in handling pets (even potentially "difficult" dogs) and devotion to excellence in service and veterinary medicine, has earned her the respect and appreciation of clients, patients and staff here at Pima North. In fact our technicians refer to Dr. Walker as the "German shepherd whisperer"! In her spare time, Dr. Walker enjoys exploring AZ on horseback, hiking with her dogs, skiing, wildlife watching and home improvement projects. Dr. Walker is also a volunteer with the Flying Samaritans. Dr. Walker's animal family includes Hazel and Bud, German shepherd siblings, plus horses, Phoenix, Tawny and more recently added, Montana.