Dr. Ava Lemme is a 2016 graduate from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine located on the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies. After graduation, she spent several years working as a shelter veterinarian in the Seattle area. While she was there, she became very fond of working with homeless senior pets and providing critical care to neonatal puppies and kittens. She is excited to be a part of the Firstvet team to continue to make a difference in the lives of families and their pets. Dr. Lemme lives in Myrtle Beach, SC with her husband (also a veterinarian), their son, and their rescued island mutt, Otter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with her family (especially at the beach), bike riding, painting and embroidery. Dr. Lemme joined Firstvet in 2021.