Dr. Alicia Fitzgerald was born and raised on the East coast, primarily in the Pittsburgh area. She completed her undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 2008. Dr. Fitzgerald went on to study veterinary medicine at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2014. Immediately afterwards, she accepted a position as an associate veterinarian at a large 9-doctor practice in Reno, NV, where she gained quite a lot of early experience in the field. However, Reno was not a good fit for her forever home, which is what brought her to Washington to work with us at Orchard Hills. Dr. Fitzgerald has enjoyed learning and practicing all aspects of veterinary medicine, but her true passions and special areas of interest are surgery and dentistry. She is continuing to work on expanding her skill set in these areas. At home, Dr. Fitzgerald lives with her four cats: Eden, Fleury, Sidney, and Sky. They demand lots of couch time snuggles — but in her remaining spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, dancing, and traveling all over the world.