Dr. Gerard is originally from Miami, Florida. She grew up with four redheaded siblings who lovingly called her the nerd of the family. Her tremendous love of both school and animals was evident at a very young age. As a child, she not only wished to adopt every stray in the neighborhood, but she insisted her mother pull over the car to relocate deceased animals to a more peaceful place of final rest. Her love of school resulted in her being the first in her family to go to college. Dr. Gerard attended the University of Florida where she completed three degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Gerard is a licensed veterinarian in both Florida and North Carolina. She worked for several years as a General Practitioner at a 10-doctor small animal hospital. She then worked for two years as a General Practitioner at another large small animal hospital that also served as a 24-hour emergency and referral center. She has done relief work in shelter medicine, at the SPCA, the Humane Society, and single-doctor practices. She has also assisted with several Trap-Neuter-Release programs. She has traveled to Mexico and Ecuador to provide veterinary care to a variety of different animals living in underserved communities.
Dr. Gerard is a member of the AVMA, NCVMA, and FVMA. Her professional interests include dentistry, dermatology, pet obesity, cytology, gerontology, and client education. Her personal interests include Crossfit, running, photography, travel, and anything food-related. She is married to Todd Gerard and together they live with their furry daughter, Daisy, a Boxer mix that loves her dad as much as she loves food.
"First and foremost my pets love the staff and I believe that they are very comfortable at your hospital which puts me at ease. I would recommend you to my friends because you ALL are professional and very personable!"