Dr. Caitlin Vaughn was born and raised in southern Rhode Island, and her childhood was spent mostly on a soccer pitch or in the backyard with the family’s three dogs. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Animal Science, and went on to participate in research projects in oyster aquaculture in salt ponds around the state. Not completely happy in a laboratory setting, she relocated to attend Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. While there, she discovered a love for sweet tea, college football (Hail State!), and emergency medicine. After graduating, Dr. Vaughn moved back home and completed a one year small animal rotating internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in RI. She then fell in love with the Pioneer Valley and moved here to work as an emergency doctor at Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital, where she worked for four years before making the shift to general practice.
These days, Dr. Vaughn spends her free time running marathons, hiking, cooking, and reading. She lives with her husband Patrick and their “zoo” of 4 dogs (Ariel, Jade, Henna, and Penny) and 4 cats (Bailey, Nike, Bella, and Dharma).