North received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She subsequently completed a year-long internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine at Michigan State University.
Dr. North’s affinity for animals of all kinds was evident from a young age. Growing up in a Foreign Service family she moved frequently and found herself fascinated at every stop – dogs, cats, dik-diks, camels, tortoises and more, captivated her. As a veterinarian she has been privileged to be able to combine her love of animals with her love of travel and has worked throughout the US as well as in Australia and New Zealand. As a volunteer she has worked with cats and dogs (even APOPO mine sniffing rats!) in Cambodia and elephants in Thailand. She finds it inspiring to see the strong human-animal bonds that transcend geographic and cultural differences.
Dr. North enjoys all aspects of internal medicine. She finds treatment of kidney disease, autoimmune diseases and endocrine diseases to be particularly rewarding as therapies have evolved to improve outcomes and quality of life for both patients and their families. She is also Fear-Free certified and is committed to making veterinary visits as stress free and enjoyable as possible for her patients.
In her time off Dr. North enjoys reading, playing sports, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her dogs, Sasha and Birdie, her cat Smudge and her fish, Fin Diesel.
Haverford College, BS in Molecular Biology
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD
Animal Medical Center
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine