Lauren grew up in Portland, Oregon. She went to undergraduate school at Oregon State University and received a degree in Animal Sciences in 2005. She attended veterinary school at Oregon State University and graduated in 2009. After veterinary school she moved to Boise, Idaho and completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at WestVet Emergency and Specialty Center. In July of 2010 she moved to Bend and worked as a small animal relief veterinarian as well as working at the Bend Spay and Neuter Project and the Humane Society of Redmond (now Brightside Animal Center). She has been a part of the team at Bend Veterinary Clinic since May 2011 and enjoys all aspects of working as a small animal veterinarian. She lives in Bend with her husband, Matt and their 2 dogs, Emmy and Lucy. Outside of working, she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.