Ashley grew up in a southern suburb of Illinois right on the outskirts of Chicago. She has been in the veterinary field as a technician for over 20 years, most recently moving from ER/Specialty back to General Practice. Ashley initially attended college as a pre-vet student, with a focus on animal rights law, but she also explored other venues along the way (such as culinary school and graduate school). Most recently she has enrolled in a Master's program for Business Administration to gain more knowledge on the business side of veterinary medicine. Ashley has a special interest in internal medicine and oncology within the field. In her free time, she loves to go hiking, watches all Chicago White Sox and Blackhawks games with her partner, Johnny, and they are avid outdoor cooks (grilling and smoking). Ashley and Johnny share two wonderful pets: Maverick, a Bullmastiff Mix, and Ruby, a miniature Dachshund.