Becoming a veterinarian is a great accomplishment and honor; but, for Dr. Arnold, it truly was a dream come true. Dr. Arnold started at The Ohio State University (OSU) in the pre-veterinary program; however, when an unexpected and devastating family matter arose, she changed her major allowing her more time at home. Ultimately, she earned a bachelors degree in journalism with a specialization in advertising in 1993 and began work as a media planner in Cleveland.
In 1995, Dr. Arnold decided that she was not satisfied working within the corporate environment and decided to attempt to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Her journey began by obtaining a veterinary assistant position at a local animal hospital, while at the same time enrolling in a nearby university to obtain the required prerequisites needed to apply to vet school. During this time, she also became a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Dr. Arnold's prayers were answered when she was accepted to The OSU Veterinary School of Medicine where she obtained her doctorate in 2002, finally achieving her lifelong dream.
Dr. Arnold returned to her hometown of Strongsville and immediately realized that her philosophy of veterinary medicine was the same one held by the doctors at Crossroads Animal Hospital. She accepted an associate veterinarian position in 2002. Aside from a one-year hiatus where she worked for an avian specialist, which included working at the Akron zoo, she has worked at Crossroads ever since.
Taking care of dogs has always been Dr. Arnold's first passion. However, over the years, she has developed a special understanding and interest in cats and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). She is a member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) and loves to care for fuzzy exotics. She is also very interested in pain management and dentistry and is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS). Dr. Arnold is also involved in helping with the local Muttley Crue pitbull rescue and community wildlife rehabilitators and centers. When she is not working, she is enjoying time with her family and menagerie of pets.