Dr. Amanda Perkins is a native of Mississippi and studied biology at Southern Miss. She grew up in the countryside and found companionship with many cats throughout her childhood. At ten years old, she dedicated herself to the study of science as a pathway to becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Perkins graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Always balancing her scientific mind with a love of art, she also wrote songs and played guitar during her schooling, performing throughout New York.
But her heart belongs in New Orleans. Many of her family members and friends live in Louisiana, so she is happy to call this place home. Her hobbies include partaking in New Orleans cuisine and supporting and collaborating with local artists, especially through dance.
Dr. Perkins enjoys all aspects of feline medicine and surgery but is particularly interested in dentistry, behavior, and pediatrics. When not helping cats, she spends time with her family. Her husband, John, is a veterinary assistant at Veterinary Specialists of Greater New Orleans. They share a home with five cats. The senior cats are Biddy, the charming Siamese; Triska, the shy black cat; and Bear, the gentle giant with a Charlie Chaplin mustache. Susu is a tiny spry black cat who enjoys toothbrushing and wrestling with Charlemagne, a beautiful Bengal.
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