Dr. Laura Gibson graduated from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Born a Hoosier, she grew up in Clinton, Indiana and graduated as valedictorian of her high school class. Dr. Gibson was the captain of the varsity swimming and softball teams. She earned her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.
After college, Dr. Gibson moved to Virginia Beach to finally live with her husband, her high school sweetheart, Jacob, while he was stationed there on active duty in the US Navy. After transitioning to the Reserves, the Gibson’s relocated to Urbana, Illinois for Dr. Gibson to pursue a veterinary medicine degree while Jacob joined the law enforcement community. They have finally settled down in a rustic log cabin home in Brown County-a long-time dream reached!
While in vet school, Dr. Gibson developed interests in soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, and preventative medicine. She also enjoys shelter medicine and was fortunate enough to spend a month in New York City as an extern with the ASPCA, which she found very rewarding. She even witnessed a week-long grand jury trial convict a guilty defendant of dog fighting and rescued many cats from hoarding situations. Dr. Gibson loves to spend time with her husband, her family, and friends, especially outdoors. She likes to go hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, and playing tennis. She also loves to cuddle with her three fur children: her childhood kitty, Jasmine (her 9th birthday present), her sweet Manchester Terrier, Diesel, and her goofy Doberman, Granger! Dr. Gibson is very excited to join the College Mall team!