Dr. Coats is a 2016 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. She completed her clinical year of vet school at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she lived in a small town in northern Idaho and moved to the Kansas City area to be closer to extended family and she loves it here! Dr. Coats joined Banfield immediately upon graduation from veterinary school, and she has special interests in feline medicine (because cats are amazing) and preventive care (because it is the best foundation for medicine). In her spare time, Dr. Coats likes to hang out with her husband, A.J., and their two cats, Mufasa and Alley. She can't wait to get more pets, but for now they are pacing themselves!