After graduating from the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completing a rotating small animal internship in San Diego in 2003, Lydia Love, DVM, DACVAA, worked for The Humane Society of the United States as Director of Appalachian Services. Here, Dr. Love conducted free spay and neuter clinics in underserved communities in the Southeast. This work caused Dr. Love to develop a passionate interest in anesthesia, pain management, and comprehensive perioperative care, which inspired her return to the University of Tennessee in 2007 to complete a residency in veterinary anesthesia. She obtained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2010, and with an eye towards sharing her enthusiasm and concern for high quality anesthetic care for animals, joined AERA in September 2010. Dr. Love enjoys spending time with her family (human and furry!), knitting, crafts of all kinds, and running.