Founder and Writer Veterinarian, Small Animal General Practice
Dr. Elizabeth Racine was one of those obnoxious kids who always wanted to be a veterinarian. She grew up in a small town in western Massachusetts with a plethora of pets and a love of literature. She asked Santa for a pony every Christmas but - tragically - she never received one.
Dr. Racine completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire, where she majored in Animal Science with double minors in English and Dairy Management. Her English coursework ran the gamut from creative writing to classic literature to technical writing. Although this was a somewhat circuitous path for a pre-veterinary student, the creative coursework was a welcome respite from the drudgery of organic chemistry and biostatistics.
After achieving her Bachelor of Science, Dr. Racine obtained her doctorate degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. While on PEI, she enjoyed beautiful red sand beaches in the summer and tried not to freeze to death in the winter. As a veterinary student Dr. Racine pursued coursework in both large and small animal medicine. She co-founded and was co-President of the Atlantic Veterinary College Nutrition Club, which continues to be one of the largest and most active student organizations at AVC. She was also an active member of many other clubs, and she sustained a handful of minor injuries as a member of the AVC Broomball Team.
Since obtaining her doctorate in veterinary medicine, Dr. Racine has worked exclusively in small animal general practice. Her professional interests include behavior, nutrition, and internal medicine. After seeing too many of her clients fall victim to the incorrect and often harmful pet care information available on the internet, she began writing her own client handouts to answer their common questions about veterinary care. Soon she began offering this service to other businesses, and The Veterinary Writer was born. Dr. Racine's work has been featured in blog posts, articles, newsletters, journals, and even video scripts. To date, she has yet to be given a project that she couldn't tackle!
When she's not in the clinic or creating content, Dr. Racine enjoys playing trampoline dodgeball (yes, really!), hiking, kayaking, and binge-watching Netflix. She shares her home with her retired AVC teaching beagle, Dasher, and a rotating assortment of cats. She has given up on Santa and will likely buy her own damn pony soon.