Dr. Laura Brittain worked in the business world for several years after college, but soon found that she wasn’t truly fulfilled. She’d always dreamt about doing something involving animal care—that’s when Dr. Brittain decided to take a leap of faith and pursue her passion! Now, she couldn’t be happier to help pets daily as one of Community Animal Hospital’s Associate Veterinarians.
Dr. Brittain was born in Germany thanks to her father’s career in the United States Army, but grew up here in Cleveland and even took her childhood pets to Dr. Lane. She holds a degree in international marketing from the University of Alabama, and worked in the publishing world for a time as well as in other companies in the marketing and management fields. Dr. Brittain returned to her alma mater to take veterinary pre-requisites, working as a Veterinary Technician and volunteering at the local zoo at the same time. Next, she gained acceptance to Auburn University to become a licensed veterinarian.
Dr. Brittain has been a member of the Community Animal Hospital family since June of 2013. Medically, she’s passionate about the detail-oriented nature of soft-tissue surgeries, internal medicine and endocrinology work, and critical care cases. Dr. Brittain’s favorite part of her day, though, is getting to know patients and their loving owners on a personal basis.
Dr. Brittain’s interests outside of the veterinary world include traveling, scuba diving, horseback riding, and reading. She and her husband have a beautiful young daughter and also share their lives with a number of pets. They have Emmy, a Yellow Labrador mix who Dr. Brittain delivered herself; a rescued dog named Ellie; and a Quarter horse who goes by Dax.