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Dr. Swanton is a 2007 Graduate of Iowa State University, where she was focused on mixed animal practice. She grew up on a farm in rural Iowa and that is where her love of veterinary medicine began. She started out her career seeing both large and small animals, everything from dogs and cats to cattle and horses, llamas, goats, sheep, and pigs. But as she continued to progress through her career her love for dogs and cats and surgery and internal medicine grew and she started to focus more on the small animal aspect of veterinary medicine. Her favorite cases are dermatology, soft tissue surgery, and anything out of the ordinary.
She spent several years owning her own mobile small animal concierge practice and then as a leadership role as a medical director at a primarily small animal mixed practice.
She is active in dog sports and AKC events, and often you can see her competing in conformation or agility trials with her favorite canine companions the Australian Cattle dog. When she is not out competing, she loves to sing karaoke, record and perform music, paint and spend time out in nature hiking and soaking in the sun. Otherwise, she is spending time with her loved ones and her dogs, cat Starla, two miniature horses and her small herd of sheep.