Dr. Lima has been a consistent familiar face at Beattie Animal Hospital since her graduation from OVC in 2014. Armed with a stethoscope in one hand and delicious pet treats in the other, she can often be found making friends with even the most nervous pets when they come in for their visits. She has a strong passion for all surgical cases and can perform a variety of orthopedic, soft tissue and non-routine surgeries – if you can get her off the floor rolling around with her puppy patients. When in the surgical suite, Dr. Lima’s team can be treated to her singing a variety of random songs from the early 90’s to the late 2000’s, most of them terrible boyband songs and one hit wonders. She refuses to bring a proper radio into the room.
When not in her white coat, Dr. Lima dons riding boots and can be found in her happy place, at the stables spending time riding her gorgeous grey horse named Moola (named because of the running joke in her family that horses are where all the money goes). Her love for animals isn’t confined to the clinic as she and her spouse can be found embarking on hiking adventures with their two dogs, Mojo and Merlot. Mojo is a real life teddy bear Wheaton Terrier and Merlot (also affection known as Mama’s Angel) is a silly yet incredibly smart Australian Shepherd that that lights up Dr. Lima’s world.
Dr Lima's vibrant sense of humor is the glue that binds her patients, colleagues, and friends and keeps everyone smiling even through the fast paced difficult days that can be veterinary medicine.