Dr. Ward was born and raised in New York. After obtaining her undergraduate degree from Duke University, she graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She completed a one year rotating small animal medicine and surgical internship at Southwest Veterinary Specialty Center in Tucson, Arizona, prior to beginning her Internal Medicine Residency at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
She obtained a board certification in Small Animal Internal Medicine from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2000 as well as a master’s degree in Veterinary Medical Science for her research on the use of gastro-protectant medication in dogs.
Dr. Ward has a large pet family at home including Lily, an Australian Shepherd, and Toby, a Yorkie. She also shares her home with Alexander and Mr. McNeedy, two adorable kitties. In her spare time, Dr. Ward loves to travel and read. She is an expert gardener and is always happiest digging in the dirt.