Dr. McKinney received her DVM in 1989 from MSU and has worked at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital since June of 2013. Prior to this she worked for many years in a small animal and equine practice and currently enjoys the variety of critical care cases and the exceptionally talented veterinary support staff here at AAAH. She was honored to accept the position of ER team leader in December 2013.
Dr. McKinney’s interest in veterinary medicine was piqued early in her life following a trip to Rochester’s Leader Dogs for the Blind School at the age of nine. To this day she continues to feel that veterinary medicine offers the best of all professions: the ever-evolving challenge of science and diagnosis, the hands-on creativity of surgery, and the opportunity to meet extraordinary pets and their owners.
Dr. McKinney has been continuously and contentedly owned by cats for over 30 years. Her current residents include a tiger calico named Minerva Jayne who diligently pre-furs all clothing, and Felion-in-Chief Scout who oversees the computer keyboard and ensures all interior doors remain open. Dr. McKinney also enjoys long walks, a good book, a proper cup of tea, and thoughtful conversation with friends and family. She encourages pet owners to be active participants in the health of their furry family members and stresses regular preventive care and having an awareness of what’s normal for your pet. “Our pets (especially cats) are adept at hiding illness or injury. Prompt veterinary care when something’s not quite right can save a life.”