Dr. Cottrell received her degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University in her home state of New Jersey. She continued her education at the University of Illinois where she earned her DVM with high honors in 2008. Her love of cats brought her to CHAT where she enjoys working with the patients and clients. Her special interests and skills here at CHAT include internal medicine and ultrasound imaging. She enjoys tennis, kayaking, hiking and spending time with her husband-Tom, daughter-Charlotte, son-Elliott and two cats-Jack and Rupert.