A North Carolina native, Dr. Laurin earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University, with majors in Psychology and Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and a Certificate in Primatology. After a fascinating adventure teaching kids about animals in zoological parks, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. She graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Since then, she has become an avid student of truth in medicine, natural therapies, and nutrition. Dr. Laurin is a trained and certified laser therapy practitioner and homeopathic veterinarian and a proud member of the AVMA, AHVMA, AVH and VBMA. She believes in collaboration among health care providers and safe, gentle, individualized approaches to healing each patient. In her spare time, Dr. Laurin enjoys books, writing, waterfall hikes, beautiful music, and, most of all, spending time with her three teenage children and assortment of rescued animals.