Dr. Betsy Graham (her real name is Mary Elizabeth) has enjoyed her part time work as a veterinarian at Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital since the fall of 2000. She graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, at Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY, in the year 1992. In 1986, with the overwhelming encouragement and support of her husband Bob, she followed a lifelong dream to become a veterinarian. In doing this, she left behind a rewarding career as an Emergency Department RN, which has turned out to nicely compliment various aspects of her veterinary career. Her initial pull in veterinary medicine was toward equine medicine, but she quickly discovered how gratifying companion animal medicine is, and has been proud to be listed amongst the ranks of companion animal veterinarians.
Dr. Graham has been a long time runner, and enjoys the great outdoors. In her arms is her closest furry friend, Shadow, whom she rescued 19 years ago along the side of the road, while on a run. Shadow jumped up into her arms, climbed up on her shoulders, and stayed there for the rest of the run. She still 'requires' daily shoulder time.