Dr. Lauren Jacobsen graduated with her DVM from University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in 2008. Following graduation, she completed an equine surgical and medical internship in Arizona. She entered general practice and focused primarily on equine medicine for 8 years but cared for small animal and zoo species as well during that time. In 2016, she transitioned to companion animal medicine, moved to upstate New York, and has been here ever since. The most rewarding part of medicine for her is being able to witness the bond between her clients and their pets. She joins Shelter Outreach Services in 2020. Her other interests include swimming, biking, skiing, camping, and paddle boarding.