Dr. Hayes is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. She has called the high country of North Carolina her home all of her life and is excited to be back in the area. Her current professional interests include feline medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, and client education and communication. When not serving in the hospital, Dr. Hayes loves hiking, photography, baking, and gardening. She and her husband have one mischievous hound mix, Bilbo, a wise orange tabby, Niklaus, and a courageous Long haired tripod, Bucky.