Ellen Newsom grew up in Tuscaloosa (ROLL TIDE!) and graduated in 2010 from The Royal School for Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree. Although she never mastered the bagpipes, she is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. Dr. Newsom started her career at a mixed animal practice in Mobile, Alabama for 6 and 1/2 years, but since January 2017 she is happily focusing on dog, cat, and exotic pet medicine and surgery here at Animal Medical Center. Her particular areas of interest are surgery, improving pet reptile husbandry and promoting wellness through client education. Dr. Newsom has 4 dogs (Ceilidh, Rusty, Iola, and Chalupa-cabra), a horse named Brego, and a corn snake named Joe.