Dr. Strickland is a 1999 graduate of Ross University and completed her year of clinical training at Washington State University. Though a graduate of a mixed track program, Dr. Strickland decided to focus on equine practice when she left school and started practicing in Marion, Levy and Alachua Counties in 2000. In 2006, she successfully passed the Board Exam for the American College of Theriogenology (animal reproduction). After 12 years of busy practice, Dr. Strickland took time off to become a first-time mother at age 38. While raising her son, she started a business breeding, foaling and selling thoroughbred horses. She has returned to general practice following a slightly different path, focusing on smaller companion animals. Her areas of greatest interest are neonatology, geriatric medicine and dermatology. Dr. Strickland loves interacting with clients and is now free to admit she's always been partial to dogs over horses. In addition to spending time with her son, Dr. Strickland shares her life with 3 horses (two miniatures), 3 dogs, 2 cats and a pair of bearded dragons. Her house cat, Ike, is her confidante and life coach. She loves introducing her son to new adventures, listening to live music and hiking in mountains anywhere.