Dr. Rachel Garai is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical veterinary year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received her Bachelor of Science in pre-veterinary medicine with a minor in international studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before veterinary school, she lived in South Africa working with wildlife as a professional field guide specializing in animal behavior, and the Big Five game species (elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, and rhino). She has 2 pitbull mixes, Nevi (4 years old) and Yzma (3 years old). Her hobbies include beach volleyball, western horseback riding, and hiking with her dogs.