Dr. Spivey is a native of northwest Louisiana and is delighted to have moved back home to practice at UVH. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, receiving awards for proficiency in small animal internal medicine and dermatology. Dr. Spivey was also the first recipient of the Critical Care Award at LSU.

After graduation Dr. Spivey moved to Atlanta GA, completing a small animal internal medicine and surgical internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists in 2008. She remained in Atlanta primarily as an Emergency Veterinarian while also working as an associate veterinarian since 2010 at an AAHA certified general practice. Her medical focus is emergency and critical care, dentistry and preventative care.

Dr. Spivey has an amazing patient and owner empathy, born at an ultimately successful emergency visit to the vet with her own dog when she was five years old. She remembers that scared & helpless feeling to this day and works hard to make sure she puts herself in her clients shoes, understanding what they’re going through and making sure they understand what might be happening with their beloved pet.

Dr. Spivey enjoys reading, movies, trying new restaurants and spending time with family, friends and her fur babies (5 spoiled cats and 1 sassy Pomeranian). She’s also taken up running and completed her first 5k. Scarily, she also dabbles in costume and special effects make-up and one day hope to be an extra on The Walking Dead. So it also won’t surprise you to learn she works hard every year to outdo last year’s Halloween costume.