Lauren showed her passion for animals at a young age. Her hero is Steve Irwin. She graduated from UGA with a BSA in Animal Science, where she then went on to be a zookeeper. Focusing on large carnivores like lions, cheetahs, tigers, and bears, she also learned to love snakes and birds of prey. After a few years of conservation, education, and research in the zoological field, she switched to animal medicine in 2017 to learn how to help animals even more. Now she resides in Smyrna with her significant other Ryan, an Australian Terrier named Lucky, two cats Mushu and Sweetie, and her rabbit Lupo. In her free time, she loves hiking/camping, crafts/DIY, and gardening.