Dr. Christina Hawkins is a native of Miami, Florida, and her passion for animals developed as a young child growing up with numerous household pets. She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree in Biology as well as a minor in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. During her undergraduate years, she volunteered at various animal shelters and rescue organizations. She also founded the Minority Pre-Veterinary Student Club, to provide a support group and resource for other students interested in pursuing veterinary medicine. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida. While at UF, she received specialized training in shelter medicine and business management. Her interests in veterinary medicine include anesthesia, surgery, and shelter medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Hawkins enjoys traveling with her husband, reading science fiction novels, and has recently developed a passion for West African dance.