K. Ivy Thomas
Dr. Ivy Thomas graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She is originally from Mississippi and moved to Southern California after graduation for undergraduate studies at San Diego State University. Prior to veterinary school, she was a registered veterinary technician at a small animal referral and exotics practice for almost 6 years. She has done clinical externships at Louisville Zoo, Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska, Wildlife Safari in Oregon, and Phoenix Zoo. Immediately after veterinary school, she did a small animal/wildlife medicine and surgery internship at Sonora Veterinary Specialists in Phoenix, AZ. She stayed on for a short time as one of their emergency clinicians. She then did an exotic medicine and surgery internship at the Avian & Exotic Animal Clinic of Arizona. She has since worked as a small animal and exotics clinician around the valley in Phoenix, Arizona.
She has volunteered her time providing medical services to Southwest Wildlife, Phoenix Herpetological Society, several shelters, and RAVS trips through the humane society. Since 2010 she has been one of the consulting veterinarians for the Belize Zoo, taking veterinary students from Ross University and Midwestern Veterinary school. She practiced in California for a few years working with small animals and exotics. But now she’s excited to be back in Arizona. In addition to her passion for veterinary medicine, her interests include conservation and teaching. Her hobbies include working out with her husband, traveling, and spending time with her 3 dogs & tortoise.