Natalie moved to Arizona in fall of 2016 from Rhode Island – where she attended Johnson & Wales University, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, with a minor in marketing. Her background in both business and management have allowed her to grow within her career and implement new, exciting goals for herself.
In her leisure time, Natalie enjoys riding horses and actively competes in reining and ranch riding. She also loves to dance, hike, wakeboard and fabricate costumes.
Board-Certified Small Animal Surgeon
Dr. Holmes is a native of Michigan and attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her post-graduate training included a year-long rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a three-year residency in small animal surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
In 2012, Dr. Holmes earned her board certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has lectured on surgical topics at the national and international level and has written book chapters on minimally invasive techniques. She has also served as an instructor at North Carolina State University. Although she is experienced in all areas of small animal surgery, Dr. Holmes is particularly interested in minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy, minimally invasive fracture repair, thoracoscopy, and laparoscopy. She also has a strong background in the airway, head and neck, and urinary tract surgeries as well as surgical oncology.
She moved to the Scottsdale area in 2021 with her husband (who happens to also be her favorite veterinary radiation oncologist), son, and smelly dog Eddie.
When she is not busy performing surgical procedures and caring for her patients, Dr. Holmes enjoys hiking, ceramics, swimming, and biking. She also enjoys cooking, travel, and spending time with her amazing family.