Dr. Hughes graduated from Alfred University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Equestrian Studies. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Lincoln Memorial University – College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.
Dr. Hughes grew up in Vermont, but fell in love with East Tennessee while attending veterinary school. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, horseback riding, and spending time on the lake. Her other less adventurous activities include catching up on the newest TV shows and trying every flavor of Ben&Jerry’s ice cream. Her parents still reside in Vermont, although they now enjoy vacations to Tennessee. She has one brother, Dermot, who lives in Philadelphia. She currently has 3 dogs (Tucker, Leroy, and Albert), 2 cats (Possum and Jane), and 1 guinea pig (Daisy) at home and hopes to add a horse to the family soon!