Dr. Whitwell is a 1990 graduate of Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine. She did a rotating internship with the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group after graduating where she developed a special interest in endoscopy and surgery. Dr. Whitwell has been with NTEPC since 1994. Outside of work Dr. Whitwell enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. Dr. Whitwell and her son have earned black belts in Taekwondo. Her family also enjoys camping, being active in their church community and are movie fanatics. She shares her home with 4 cats, 3 dogs, a bunny and 4 goldfish.