Project Description

Marina Liles

DVM

Bio

Dr. Liles knew she wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. She also developed a special interest in exotics starting at a very young age when she was hunting frogs, lizards, and turtles in her backyard and owned iguanas during her childhood. She shadowed her hometown veterinarian through middle and high school which only helped solidify her career choice. After graduating with a biology and chemistry degree from Drury University in 2016, she became a proud tiger by attending the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2020.

During veterinary school Dr. Liles took an active role in the Raptor Rehabilitation Project present at the University of Missouri which diagnoses, treats, and rehabs wild raptors for release back into the wild. Dr. Liles enjoys challenges and with her experiences in veterinary school and externships at various zoos and primate centers, she intends to pursue a residency in zoologic medicine after gaining invaluable training at IndyVet.

Aside from veterinary medicine, Dr. Liles is a trumpeter and pianist, and also enjoys sketching, playing video games, swimming, and spending time with her cat, Cyrus.

Education:

Drury University, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry – 2016

Drury University, Bachelor of Science in Biology – 2016

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM – 2020

Internships:
IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital

Hometown:
Lamar, Missouri